High-efficiency W-band hybrid integrated photoreceiver module using UTC-PD and pHEMT amplifier

T. Umezawa, K. Katshima, A. Kanno, K. Akahane, A. Matsumoto, N. Yamamoto, T. Kawanishi

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Abstract

A 100-GHz narrowband photoreceiver module integrated with a zero-bias operational uni-traveling-carrier photodiode (UTC-PD) and a GaAs-based pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor (pHEMT) amplifier was fabricated and characterized. Both devices exhibited flat frequency response and outstanding overall performance. The UTC-PD showed a 3-dB bandwidth beyond 110 GHz while the pHEMT amplifier featured low power consumption and a gain of 24 dB over the 85-100 GHz range. A butterfly metal package equipped with a 1.0 mm (W) coaxial connector and a microstrip-coplanar waveguide conversion substrate was designed for low insertion loss and low return loss. The fabricated photoreceiver module demonstrated high conversion gain, a maximum output power of +9.5 dBm at 96 GHz, and DC-power consumption of 0.21 W.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTerahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX
EditorsLaurence P. Sadwick, Tianxin Yang
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419825
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventTerahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2016 Feb 152016 Feb 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9747
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherTerahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period16/2/1516/2/18

Keywords

  • GaAs-based pHEMT amplifier
  • UTC-PD
  • high conversion gain
  • high power
  • linearity
  • zero bias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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