The planar Gunn diode offers the potential of microwave, milli‐metric and THz‐based oscillators, which can be fabricated as part of a microwave monolithic integrated circuit (mmic). The paper develops an electrical representation of an aluminum gallium arsenide (AlGaAs) based planar Gunn diode with an active channel length of approximately 4 μm and width of 120 μm, embedded in an oscillator circuit. The work indicates a maximum simulated RF output power of +5 dBm compared with published experimental results of −19 dBm for similar diodes.
- active channel length
- electricalequivalent circuit model
- planar Gunn diode
- RF output power