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Physics-Based Design and Optimization of Schottky Diode Frequency Multipliers for Terahertz Applications
Year:2010

Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications

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Abstract
Planar Schottky diode frequency multipliers are by far the most employed devices for local oscillator (LO) power generation at terahertz frequencies. In order to push up to the limit the available LO power at terahertz frequencies, the use of accurate physics-based simulation tools is highly necessary to develop multiplier circuits with the highest performance. This paper investigates the potential capabilities of Schottky multipliers for LOpower generation up to 2.4 THz by means of an in-house computer-aided design tool that combines harmonic balance techniques with an accurate physics-based numerical model of the semiconductor device. According to numerical simulation results, a 32- W LO power could be theoretically achieved with a 2.4-THz LO chain at room temperature from a 150-mW -band solid-state LO source. This demonstrates that there is still a broad margin for the improvement of state-of-the-art terahertz LO power sources.
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Title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
ISBN
0018-9480
Impact factor JCR
2,076
Impact info
Volume
58
Journal number
7
From page
1933
To page
1942
Month
JULIO
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Microondas y Radar
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones