15 October 2012 Resonant-tunnelling diodes for THz applications
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We investigate experimentally resonant-tunnelling-diode (RTD) oscillators, which are based on RTDs with heavily doped collector. We demonstrate that such RTD oscillators can work at frequencies, which are far beyond the limitations imposed by resonant-state lifetime and relaxation time. Exploiting further such RTDs, we have achieved the record operating frequency of 1.1 THz and show that substantially higher frequencies should be also achievable with RTD oscillators. RTD oscillators are extremely compact (less than a square millimeter) room-temperature sources of coherent cw THz radiation. Such sources should enable plenty of real-world THz applications.
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Michael Feiginov, Michael Feiginov, Cezary Sydlo, Cezary Sydlo, Oleg Cojocari, Oleg Cojocari, Peter Meissner, Peter Meissner, } "Resonant-tunnelling diodes for THz applications", Proc. SPIE 8496, Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications III, 84960A (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930490; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.930490

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