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A theoretical study of an integrated quantum-well resonant tunneling oscillator initiated by an IMPATT diode

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2 Author(s)
Yang, C.C. ; Space & Electron. Group, TRW Inc., Redondo Beach, CA, USA ; Pan, Dee-Son

A novel initiation scheme, utilizing the new pulsed IMPATT to generate millimeter-wave oscillations in a series-integrated quantum-well resonant tunneling diode (RTD), is proposed and theoretically investigated for the first time. To facilitate transient analysis, a generalized impedance is defined and adopted in this work. The detailed investigation of a two-RTD oscillator is carried out at 100 GHz. The maximum oscillator output power versus the minimum initial input power required of initiation is about 50%. The duration of only a few RF cycles is needed for such initiation

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 1 )