Terahertz Sub-harmonic Mixer Using Discrete Schottky Diode for Planetary Science and Remote Sensing



Sub-harmonic mixers are the core element of terahertz room temperature, high spectral resolution heterodyne receivers for planetary science, and remote sensing. Here, terahertz sub-harmonic mixer up to 400 GHz using discrete Schottky diode is presented. Measured performance is in agreement with results from the linear and nonlinear co-simulations, and this methodology shows its practicability for the discrete planar GaAs Schottky diode-based terahertz core circuit design.


Sub-harmonic mixer Terahertz Planetary science Remote sensing Discrete Schottky diodes 



The authors wish to thank Professor Alain Maestrini for his continuous support and for his precious advices. The authors also acknowledge Dr. Shi Shengcai for his help in the measurement preparation. Discussion with Dr. Jeanne Treuttel about the circuit simulation is also acknowledged. The work proposed in this paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11303004 and 11573007) and the National Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu, China (Grant No. BK20130637).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Millimeter WavesSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

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