Mixer-based characterization of millimeter-wave and terahertz single-anode and antiparallel schottky diodes

K. Dahlberg, Tero Kiuru, J. Mallat, T. Närhi, A.V. Räisänen

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Abstract

This paper presents an alternative characterization method to the traditional characterization methods of the millimeter-wave and terahertz Schottky diodes. The diodes can be characterized based on the mixer operation (conversion loss and noise temperature) under comparable conditions. The tuning of the embedding impedances and the easy changing of the diode under test allow the comparison of different diodes in their actual operating environment. A fundamental mixer test jig and a subharmonic mixer test jig are designed for the characterization and comparison of different single-anode and antiparallel Schottky diodes, respectively, at 183 GHz. For the antiparallel diodes, the traditional capacitance extraction is not possible, thus alternative and additional characterization data is valuable. The diode manufacturers can exploit the mixer-based characterization to test the mixer operation of their diode and to reveal possible problems with the diode during the diode development process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-559
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Mixer-based characterization of millimeter-wave and terahertz single-anode and antiparallel schottky diodes. / Dahlberg, K.; Kiuru, Tero; Mallat, J.; Närhi, T.; Räisänen, A.V.

In: IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 5, 2014, p. 552-559.

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