Frequency/temperature characteristics of Gunn devices

R. Davies, William Gurney, A. Mircea

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The variability and large magnitude of the frequency/temperature coefficient of Gunn oscillators has limited the application of these devices. The letter outlines a program of experiments and computer simulations aimed at achieving an understanding of the basic ¿f/¿T mechanism and thus producing a deep stable oscillator. Our simulations successfully predict observed trends in the ¿f/¿T behaviour of Gunn devices with both alloyed metal and n+ regrown contacts. The results of our study show that stable oscillators with a small loaded Q factor and near maximum power output are realisable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 1972


  • Gunn devices
  • frequency stability
  • thermal effects
  • computer simulations


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