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The Many Uses Of Point-Contact Diodes
Author(s): Hans D Riccius
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Paper Abstract

A detailed review of the principles governing the performance of point-contact diodes is presented. The requirements necessary for these devices to be used as harmonic generators and mixers in the submillimetre and infrared region are emphasized, and some new developments concerning the physical mechanisms responsible for the operation of the diode are reported. Special attention is given to the importance of surfaces and interfaces in these devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0666, Far-Infrared Science and Technology, (26 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938822
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Hans D Riccius, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0666:
Far-Infrared Science and Technology
Jerald A. R. Izatt, Editor(s)

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