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Continuous oscillations at millimeter wavelengths with silicon avalanche diodes

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CW operation of an abrupt-junction p-n silicon avalanche diode has produced 370 mW at 36.5 GHz with 6 percent efficiency. Another unit produced 320 mW at 39 GHz with 7 percent efficiency. Higher efficiency with present diodes requires power densities exceeding 3 × 105W/cm2.

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 10 )