Subharmonic Mixer Based on EBG Technology

Khromova, Irina; Gonzalo, Ramon; Ederra, Inigo; Delhote, Nicolas; Baillargeat, Dominique; Murk, Axel; Alderman, Byron E. J.; de Maagt, Peter (2013). Subharmonic Mixer Based on EBG Technology. IEEE transactions on terahertz science and technology, 3(6), pp. 838-845. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE 10.1109/TTHZ.2013.2285671

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We present the design of a submillimeter-wave mixer based on electromagnetic band gap (EBG) technology and using subharmonic local oscillator (LO) injection. The indicated device converts an incoming submilimeter wavelength signal into a 1-5 GHz intermediate frequency (IF) signal by mixing it with a subharmonic LO signal. The mixer consists of a dual-band receiver and two coplanar stripline (CPS) filters, collocated on top of a three-dimensional (3-D) EBG structure. A four-element array of the proposed receivers was designed, fabricated and tested. The configuration demonstrated reasonable performance: conversion loss below 8 dB and noise temperature below 3000 K. The presented concept can be used for higher frequencies, provided the availability of sufficiently powerful LO sources.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Applied Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Murk, Axel

Subjects:

600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISSN:

2156-342X

Publisher:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Frenz-Lips

Date Deposited:

15 Sep 2014 17:01

Last Modified:

05 Oct 2015 09:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1109/TTHZ.2013.2285671

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.52949

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/52949

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