Technical Physics

, Volume 57, Issue 7, pp 971–974 | Cite as

Semiconducting superlattice as a solid-state terahertz local oscillator for NbN hot-electron bolometer mixers

  • I. V. Pentin
  • A. V. Smirnov
  • S. A. Ryabchun
  • R. V. Ozhegov
  • G. N. Gol’tsman
  • V. L. Vaks
  • S. I. Pripolzin
  • D. G. Pavel’ev
  • Yu. I. Koshurinov
  • A. S. Ivanov
Solid State Electronics
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Abstract

We present the results of our studies of the semiconducting superlattice (SSL) frequency multiplier and its application as part of the solid state local oscillator (LO) in the terahertz heterodyne receiver based on a NbN hot-electron bolometer (HEB) mixer. We show that the SSL output power level increases as the ambient temperature is lowered to 4.2 K, the standard HEB operation temperature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. V. Pentin
    • 1
  • A. V. Smirnov
    • 1
  • S. A. Ryabchun
    • 1
  • R. V. Ozhegov
    • 1
  • G. N. Gol’tsman
    • 1
  • V. L. Vaks
    • 2
  • S. I. Pripolzin
    • 2
  • D. G. Pavel’ev
    • 3
  • Yu. I. Koshurinov
    • 3
  • A. S. Ivanov
    • 3
  1. 1.Moscow State Pedagogical UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Physics of Microstructures RASNizhni NovgorodRussia
  3. 3.Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni NovgorodNizhni NovgorodRussia

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