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Microwave detection using the resonant tunneling diode

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3 Author(s)
J. M. Gering ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA ; T. J. Rudnick ; P. D. Coleman

An experimental and theoretical study in the use of a resonant tunneling diode (RTD) as a microwave detector, based on its small-signal equivalent circuit model, is presented. It is shown that the rectified current from the diode can be accurately predicted and that the diode can be operated as a reactive microwave detector which absorbs no microwave power. For this detection mode, a matching network which maximizes the applied AC voltage can be used

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IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques  (Volume:36 ,  Issue: 7 )