Waveguide to Substrate Transition Based on Unilateral Substrateless Finline Structure: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

We report on a novel waveguide-to-substrate transition with prospective use for broadband mixer design. The transition employs a substrateless finline, i.e., a unilateral finline structure with the substrate removed between the fins. This distinctive feature diminishes the overall insertion loss and facilitates matching with the waveguide. The transition is designed on a thin silicon substrate covered by a superconducting niobium thin layer. An auxiliary Au layer situated on top of the Nb layer provides grounding for the fins and facilitates the mounting process in the split-block waveguide mount. Aiming to compare simulations with measurements, a back-to-back transition arrangement for the 211-373 GHz frequency band was designed, fabricated, and characterized at cryogenic temperatures. The simulation results for the back-to-back structure show an insertion loss of less than 0.6 dB in the whole band, i.e., 0.3 dB per transition. Furthermore, a remarkable fractional bandwidth of 55% with a return loss better than 15 dB is predicted. Experimental verification shows consistent results with simulations.

Broadband Waveguide to Substrate Transition

Superconducting Transition

Substrateless Finline

Författare

Cristian Daniel López

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Vincent Desmaris

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Denis Meledin

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Alexey Pavolotskiy

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Victor Belitsky

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology

2156-342X (ISSN)

Ämneskategorier

Nanoteknik

Elektroteknik och elektronik

DOI

10.1109/TTHZ.2020.3020683

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Skapat

2020-10-01