High Performance Resonant Tunneling Diode Oscillators as Terahertz Sources

Wang, J., Al-Khalidi, A. , Alharbi, K., Ofiare, A., Zhou, H., Wasige, E. and Figueiredo, J. (2017) High Performance Resonant Tunneling Diode Oscillators as Terahertz Sources. In: European Microwave Conference, London, 3-7 Oct 2016, pp. 341-344. ISBN 9782874870439 (doi: 10.1109/EuMC.2016.7824348)

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This paper presents a series of monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) resonant tunneling diode (RTD) oscillators. The oscillator circuit topology employs two InGaAs/AlAs RTDs in parallel and each device is biased individually. The oscillators operate at 125/156/206/308 GHz with -1.7/-3.3/-14.6/-4.8 dBm output power. With improved epitaxial layer structures and oscillator designs, it is expected that the output power will reach several milliwatts. This work shows the promising potential of RTD oscillators as terahertz (THz) sources for high speed wireless communications, etc.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wasige, Professor Edward and Zhou, Dr Haiping and Ofiare, Dr Afesomeh and Al-Khalidi, Dr Abdullah and Wang, Dr Jue
Authors: Wang, J., Al-Khalidi, A., Alharbi, K., Ofiare, A., Zhou, H., Wasige, E., and Figueiredo, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Published Online:19 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 EuMA
First Published:First published in 2016 46th European Microwave Conference (EuMC): 341-344
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
585691Compact MMIC Teraherz Sources in the 0.1-1 THz RangeEdward WasigeEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/J019747ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG