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Microwave Generation in Synchronized Semiconductor Superlattices


M.B. Gaifullin

N.V. Alexeeva

A.E. Hramov

V.V. Makarov

V.A. Maksimenko

A.A. Koronovskii

M.T. Greenaway

F.V. Kusmartsev

A.G. Balanov


We study high-frequency generation in a system of electromagnetically coupled semiconductor superlattices fabricated on the same doped substrate. Applying a bias voltage to a single superlattice generates high-frequency current oscillations. We demonstrate that within a certain range of the applied voltage, the current oscillations within the superlattices can be self-synchronized, which leads to a dramatic rise in the generated microwave power. These results, which are in good agreement with our numerical model, open a promising practical route towards the design of high-power miniature microwave generators.


Gaifullin, M., Alexeeva, N., Hramov, A., Makarov, V., Maksimenko, V., Koronovskii, A., …Balanov, A. (2017). Microwave Generation in Synchronized Semiconductor Superlattices. Physical Review Applied, 7(4), Article 044024.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 30, 2017
Online Publication Date Apr 27, 2017
Publication Date Apr 27, 2017
Deposit Date May 4, 2017
Publicly Available Date May 4, 2017
Journal Physical Review Applied
Electronic ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 4
Article Number 044024
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