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Nonlinear FDTD analysis of back-to-back varactor diode frequency tripler
Author(s): Jishi Ren; Xudong Wang; R. Jennifer Hwu
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Paper Abstract

A quasi-optical diode-grid frequency tripler array was analyzed by the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method in this paper. A nonlinear algorithm was successfully developed in order to deal with the nonlinear characteristic of a varactor. The results obtained for a test case showed excellent agreement between the FDTD and a direct mathematical method. The detailed analysis of a frequency tripler array employing back-to-back AlGaAs/GaAs heterojunction varactor was given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3465, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves IV, (13 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331150
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Jishi Ren, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Xudong Wang, Univ. of Utah (United States)
R. Jennifer Hwu, Univ. of Utah (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3465:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves IV
Mohammed N. Afsar, Editor(s)

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