A new 283-365 GHz integrated multiplied YIG local oscillator with full electronic tuning has been developed at IRAM. The chain includes commercially available devices together with specific band pass filters, couplers, and harmonic mixers, designed in-house (Figs. 7,8).
The LO output power is between 100 and W over the band. The band-pass and high-pass filters included in the new LO chain reduce the harmonic products that fall in the DSB SIS mixer RF bandwidth, and there is no significant noise temperature excess compared with a traditional mechanically tuned Gunn multiplied LO and compared with a NRAO YIG LO when the IRAM YIG LO is used to pump a DSB SIS mixer (Fig. 9). The LO was locked with a 1.875 GHz reference over the full band.