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MILLIMETER WAVE SUBHARMONIC MIXER IMPLEMENTATION USING GRAPHENE FILM COATING

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

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Abstract:
In this work, a subharmonic frequency mixer for millimeter wave applications has been designed. The mixing and multiplication phenomena are simultaneously achieved via a nonlinear component consisting in a microstrip line gap covered by a graphene film coating. The circuit structure is made up of various filters, which have been optimized to ensure high port-to-port isolation. The nonlinear behavior of the subharmonic frequency mixer has been experimentally evaluated within the 39-40.5 GHz RF frequency band. The frequency downconversion is achieved by mixing the RF signal with the second harmonic component of a 17.9 GHz LO signal. Conversion losses are minimized by generating a return path for IF, through the use of a quarter wavelength open-ended stub.

Citation:
G. R. Hotopan, S. Ver-Hoeye, C. Vazquez-Antuna, A. Hadarig, R. Camblor-Diaz, M. Fernandez-Garcia, and F. Las Heras Andres, "Millimeter Wave Subharmonic Mixer Implementation Using Graphene Film Coating," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 140, 781-794, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIER13042408
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=13042408

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