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Design of a Wideband 900 GHz Balanced Frequency Tripler for RadioastronomyWe report on the design of a fix-tuned split-block waveguide balanced frequency tripler working nominally at 900GHz. It uses a GaAs Schottky planar diode pair in a balanced configuration. The circuit will be fabricated with JPL membrane technology in order to minimize dielectric loading. The multiplier is bias-less to dramatically ease the mounting and the operating procedure. At room temperature, the expected output power is 50- 130 (micro)W in the band 800-970 GHz when the tripler is pumped with 4mW. By modifying the waveguide input and output matching circuit, the multiplier can be tuned to operate at lower frequencies.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Tripon-Canseliet, Charlotte (Paris VI Univ. France)
Maestrini, Alain (Paris VI Univ. France)
Mehdi, Imran (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
September 30, 2004
Subject Category
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Meeting Information
Infrared and Millimeterwave Conference(Karlsrhue)
Distribution Limits
Schottky diode multipliers