A 100-GHz HBV frequency quintupler using microstrip elements
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2004

A new quintupler concept using a heterostructure barrier varactor (HBV) has been fabricated and measured. The multiplier consists of a quartz circuit mounted in a full height crossed waveguide block, and hence uses a mixture of waveguide components and microstrip elements. The embedding impedance for the fundamental frequency is provided by tuneable backshorts, whereas conventional microstrip circuit elements are used for impedance matching for the third and fifth harmonic. This topology is highly suitable for monolithic integration, and a peak conversion efficiency of 4.9 % was measured at 102.5 GHz with an input power of 13 dBm.

heterostructure barrier varactor (HBV)


sub-millimeter wave

Harmonic generation



Arne Olsen

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Mikrovågselektronik

Mattias Ingvarson

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Mikrovågselektronik

Byron Alderman

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Mikrovågselektronik

IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

1531-1309 (ISSN)

Vol. 14 10 493-395


Informations- och kommunikationsteknik


Elektroteknik och elektronik



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