Accession Number : ADA113460

Title :   Solid-State Millimeter-Wave Source Study: A Study of Two Novel Concepts for Generation of CW Millimeter Waves.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 79-Oct 81,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL DOWNEY CA SATELLITE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Soohoo,Jack

PDF Url : ADA113460

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Two novel device concepts for generating CW millimeter waves with output power in the multi-watt range were investigated. The first concept involves the utilization of modulated lasser radiation to induce in a distributed Schottky diode structure a travelling-wave current which, in turn, synchronously excites the dominant mode of a waveguide structure to generate millimeter power. The induced travelling-wave current is directly proportional to the laser modulation generated by the interference of two overlapping laser beams of millimeter beat frequency. Experimentally, we have thus far demonstrated this concept of millimeter wave generation using a point-like Hg/CdTe diode/waveguide structure. The second concept involves the use of a distributed IMPATT diode/waveguide structure. This structure is battery-operated and requires no optical excitation, simply an elongated Read-type diode in the gap of a specially designed ridgeguide. In this structure, the field-current interaction is very strong, resulting in a growing travelling wave which extracts energy from the DC bias. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microwave oscillators, *Radiofrequency generators, *Semiconductor diodes, Continuous waves, Traveling waves, Millimeter waves, Carbon monoxide lasers, Schottky barrier devices, Infrared lasers, Laser beams, Impatt diodes, Wave propagation, Solid state electronics, M band, Extremely high frequency, Waveguides, Output, Structures, Lasers, Sources, Distribution, Modulation, Diodes, Power

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE