Accelerator Test Facility and Synchrotron Radiation Source at KIT

THz Schottky Mixer and Detector Development at Virginia Diodes

  • place:new ANKA seminar room, building 348, 2nd floor
  • Date:17.02.2014
  • Inviting person:Johannes Steinmann, KIT-LAS
  • Speaker:Jeffrey L. Hesler
  • Time:11:00 a.m.
  • Abstract:

    The talk will discuss the development of Schottky diode mixer and detector technology at Virgina Diodes. Virginia Diodes has developed a series of mixers and detectors covering the range from 50 GHz to 3 THz with state of the art sensitivity and speed. Examples that will be discussed during the talk will include:
      - The use of Schottky detectors as envelope detectors for wideband THz communications systems
      - A 2.5 THz Schottky detector developed for plasma fusion diagnostics
      - The development of a THz harmonic mixers for use in phase locking quantum-cascade lasers from 2-5 THz.
      - High sensitivity receivers for THz spectral analysis

  • Affiliation:Virginia Diodes & University of Virginia, USA