A 100-element Schottky diode grid mixer

Jonathan B. Hacker, Robert M. Weikle, Moonil Kim, David B. Rutledge

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The authors present a 100-element planar grid mixer consisting of Schottky beam-lead diodes placed in bow-tie shaped unit cells. Preliminary results show that the reflection coefficient of this grid agrees well with theory. A grid conversion loss of 9.3 dB at 10 GHz has been measured. This grid of Schottky diodes is suitable for use as a quasi-optically coupled mixer. The mixer grid is attractive for millimeter-wave applications because of its low-loss quasi-optical coupling, and because its dynamic range can be increased by a factor of the number of devices in the grid. This is important for SIS (superconductor-insulator-superconductor) receivers where dynamic range is fundamentally limited.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1991 Digest
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780301447
Publication statusPublished - 1991
EventAntennas and Propagation Society Symposium - London, Ont, Can
Duration: 1991 Jun 241991 Jun 28

Publication series

NameAP-S International Symposium (Digest) (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society)
ISSN (Print)0272-4693


OtherAntennas and Propagation Society Symposium
CityLondon, Ont, Can

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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