Low frequency characteristics of a quasioptical Schottky diode detector part II: Experimental results

  • C. Drèze
  • A. Waksberg
  • B. W. Davis


A detailed experimental study of the low frequency (video) response of a quasioptical Schottky diode detector over the microwave and FIR wavelength range is presented. An optimization of the responsivity versus the bias current is proposed and a generalized curve of the saturation power versus the FIR wavelength is given. This curve defines for any antenna point-contact Schottky diode detector, suitable for FIR detection, the power range for a linear detector response. A simple method is also described to calculate the coupling efficiency of the laser radiation into the antenna reception pattern.

Key words

FIR Detector Point-contact Schottky Diode Submillimetric Wave Detection 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Drèze
    • 1
  • A. Waksberg
    • 1
  • B. W. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.MPB Technologies Inc.DorvalCanada

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