ERIC Number: ED057578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A CW Gunn Diode Switching Element.
Hurtado, Marco; Rosenbaum, Fred J.
As part of a study of the application of communication satellites to educational development, certain technical aspects of such a system were examined. A current controlled bistable switching element using a CW Gunn diode is reported on here. With modest circuits switching rates of the order of 10 MHz have been obtained. Switching is initiated by current pulses of short duration (5-10 nanoseconds). Rise times of the order of several nanoseconds could be obtained. The apparent mechanism which allows the bistable operation of the Gunn diode is the reduction in the mobility of the GaAs active layer due to device heating. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.