A planar parabola-feed frequency multiplier

Moonil Kim, Victor M. Lubecke, Suzanne C. Martin, R. Peter Smith, Peter H. Siegel

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Abstract

A novel quasi-optical all-planar frequency doubler that could provide an alternative approach to conventional waveguide circuits for millimeter- and submillimeter-wave signal generation is presented. The multiplier uses a quad-bridge diode configuration for inherent isolation between the input and output signals. Two pairs of double-slot antennas with orthogonal polarizations directly couple input and output signals to the diodes, without the need for hybrid couplers required in typical balanced circuits. The integrated quad-bridge-diode/slot-antenna circuit is mounted on a dielectric-filled parabola for coupling to quasi-optical propagation systems. Measurement results for an X to K-band doubler show frequency conversion loss of 6.8 dB at the output frequency of 20.3 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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frequency multipliers
Frequency multiplying circuits
parabolas
Frequency doublers
Diodes
slot antennas
Slot antennas
diodes
Networks (circuits)
output
Submillimeter waves
Light propagation
submillimeter waves
frequency converters
multipliers
extremely high frequencies
Millimeter waves
millimeter waves
couplers
isolation

Keywords

  • Dielectric-filled parabola
  • Diode frequency multiplier
  • Slot antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Kim, M., Lubecke, V. M., Martin, S. C., Smith, R. P., & Siegel, P. H. (1997). A planar parabola-feed frequency multiplier. IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters, 7(3), 60-62. https://doi.org/10.1109/75.556032

A planar parabola-feed frequency multiplier. / Kim, Moonil; Lubecke, Victor M.; Martin, Suzanne C.; Smith, R. Peter; Siegel, Peter H.

In: IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.03.1997, p. 60-62.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kim, M, Lubecke, VM, Martin, SC, Smith, RP & Siegel, PH 1997, 'A planar parabola-feed frequency multiplier', IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 60-62. https://doi.org/10.1109/75.556032
Kim, Moonil ; Lubecke, Victor M. ; Martin, Suzanne C. ; Smith, R. Peter ; Siegel, Peter H. / A planar parabola-feed frequency multiplier. In: IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters. 1997 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 60-62.
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