Millimeter-and submillimeter-wave multipliers using quantum-barrier-varactor (QBV) diodes
Journal article, 1990

Experimental results are presented using quantum-barrier-varactor (QBV) diodes in harmonic multipliers. Output powers and tripler conversion efficiencies of more than 2 mW and 5%, respectively, were achieved between 210 and 280 GHz. In a crude experiment, an efficiency of more than 0.2% for the fifth harmonic was measured at 310 GHz. The values for the QBV diode as a tripler are comparable to state-of-the-art results for Schottky-varactor diode triplers. The experimental results agree well with theoretical calculations

varactors

terahertz sources

QBV

harmonic generation

frequency multiplier

HBV

SBV

Author

Anders Rydberg

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science

Hans Grönqvist

Department of Applied Electron Physics

Erik Kollberg

Department of Applied Electron Physics

IEEE Electron Device Letters

0741-3106 (ISSN)

Vol. 11 9

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/55.62960

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