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Graduate Record 2007-2008 
Graduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ECE 863 - High Frequency Diodes

Lectures on the basic two terminal solid state devices that are still extensively used in high frequency microwave and millimeter-wave detector and oscillator circuits. Devices discussed are PIN Diode limiters and phase shifters; Schottky Diode mixers and varactors; Planar-Doped Barrier and Heterostructure Barrier mixer diodes; Superconducting-Insulating- Superconducting mixer devices; Metal-Semiconductor-Metal photodetectors; Transferred Electron Devices; IMPATT Diodes; and Resonant Tunelling Diodes. Basic concepts related to Noise in high frequency circuits, Mixers, Resonators, and Oscillators are reviewed. Emphasis on basic device theory, and device fabrication. (SI)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: ECE 556, 663, or instructor permission.

Credits: 3