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Experimental performance of a back-to-back barrier-N-N+ varactor tripler at 200 GHz

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6 Author(s)
Choudhury, D. ; Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Technol., Pasadena, CA, USA ; Raisanen, A.V. ; Smith, R.P. ; Frerking, M.A.
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This paper describes the performance of planar back-to-back barrier-N-N+ (bbBNN) devices for frequency multiplier applications. A tripling efficiency of 3.3% has been achieved using these devices in a 200 GHz crossed waveguide mount. This is the first experimental result with a bbBNN waveguide frequency multiplier. A technique has been developed for characterizing planar bbBNN devices with a network analyzer, which gives both the series resistance and voltage dependent capacitance of the device. The experimental results are compared with the theoretical multiplier performance, calculated using a large signal analysis approach

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Apr 1994

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