A Frequency-Multiplied Source With More Than 1 mW of Power Across the 840–900-GHz Band

@article{Maestrini2010AFS,
  title={A Frequency-Multiplied Source With More Than 1 mW of Power Across the 840–900-GHz Band},
  author={A. Maestrini and J. S. Ward and J J Gill and Choonsup Lee and Bertrand Thomas and R H Lin and Goutam Chattopadhyay and Imran Mehdi},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques},
  year={2010},
  volume={58},
  pages={1925-1932}
}
We report on the design, fabrication, and characterization of an 840-900-GHz frequency multiplier chain that delivers more than 1 mW across the band at room temperature with a record peak power of 1.4 mW at 875 GHz. When cooled to 120 K, the chain delivers up to 2 mW at 882 GHz. The chain consists of a power amplifier module that drives two cascaded frequency triplers. This unprecedented output power from an electronic source is achieved by utilizing in-phase power-combining techniques. The… CONTINUE READING
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