Accession Number:

ADP011757

Title:

Harmonic Mixing Effects in Schottky Diode Harmonic Mixers at THz Frequencies

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER BERLIN (GERMANY) INST OF SPACE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ANDPLANETARY EXPLORATION

Report Date:

2000-09-29

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

We report on the breakdown of IF power for certain bias voltages for single-diode Schottky mixers at THz frequencies. This dramatic loss of IF power is due to an increase of conversion loss and is governed by intrinsic and external parameters. Based on an analytical approach utilising small signal analysis, it is possible to explain the depth of the breakdown and to estimate the voltage where the breakdown occurs. Measurements for 2nd harmonic mixers show good agreement with analytical predictions.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE