Subterahertz oscillations from triple-barrier resonant tunneling diodes with integrated patch antennas

Sekiguchi, R.; Koyama, Y.; Ouchi, T.
February 2010
Applied Physics Letters;2/8/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p062115
Academic Journal
We report on subterahertz oscillations of resonant tunneling diode oscillators with an integrated patch antenna. The device consists of an InGaAs/InAlAs triple-barrier resonant tunneling diode and a patch antenna on an InP substrate. Current-voltage characteristics indicate a peak current density of 280 kA/cm2, with a peak-valley ratio of about 3 at room temperature. An oscillation frequency of 517 GHz was observed at room temperature through Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy. The results agree with electromagnetic analysis.


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