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MILLIMETER WAVE MICROSTRIP MIXER BASED ON GRAPHENE

By G. R. Hotopan, S. Ver-Hoeye, C. Vazquez-Antuna, R. Camblor-Diaz, M. Fernandez-Garcia, F. Las Heras Andres, P. Alvarez, and R. Menéndez

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Abstract:
In this work, a millimeter wave microstrip frequency-mixer design based on graphene is presented. The desired frequency mixing behavior is obtained using a nonlinear component consisting in a microstrip line gap covered by a graphene layer. The circuit includes microstrip filters that have been designed to obtain a high isolation between the input and output ports. The nonlinear behavior of the frequency mixer has been experimentally evaluated in the 38.6-40 GHz input signal frequency range, for different values of the input power and local oscillator power.

Citation:
G. R. Hotopan, S. Ver-Hoeye, C. Vazquez-Antuna, R. Camblor-Diaz, M. Fernandez-Garcia, F. Las Heras Andres, P. Alvarez, and R. Menéndez, "Millimeter Wave Microstrip Mixer Based on Graphene," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 118, 57-69, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIER11051709
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=11051709

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