Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 46, Issue 8, pp 631–656

Semiconductor Detectors, Mixers, and Frequency Multipliers for the Terahertz Band

  • V. G. Bozhkov

DOI: 10.1023/B:RAQE.0000024993.40125.2b

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Bozhkov, V.G. Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics (2003) 46: 631. doi:10.1023/B:RAQE.0000024993.40125.2b


The state of the art in the development of semiconductor detectors, mixers, and frequency multipliers based on Schottky-barrier diodes (SBDs) and heterojunction structures for uncooled terahertz receivers is reviewed. The present status of this field features a transition from quasi-optical designs based on dot-matrix, whisker-contacted SBDs to the designs with hybrid-integrated and monolithic constructions on the planar SBD base, which are positioned in a waveguide mount. The high-level performance of these planar devices is achieved by partially or completely removing or changing semiconductor substrates and/or using membrane constructions incorporated in the waveguide.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Bozhkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal State Enterprise — Research Institute of Semiconductor DevicesTomskRussia