- Dr Ting (Cain) Zhang received a Bachelor Degree in electronics engineering and Information Science from University of Science and Technology of China (UTSC), Hefei, China, in 2007, and a Ph.D. Degree in Microelectronics and Solid-state Electronics from Unversity of Chinese Academy of Science in 2013.
- From 2013 to 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia.
- From 2016 to 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
- From 2017, he has been a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow with UTS.
- His research interests are in the areas of wireless components, devices, circuits and systems for wireless communications, from microwave to THz frequencies.
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Gao, X, Zhang, T, Du, J & Guo, YJ 2020, '340 GHz Double-Sideband Mixer Based on Antenna-Coupled High-Temperature Superconducting Josephson Junction', IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 21-31.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2011-2012 IEEE. Wireless communication and sensing are moving from microwave, millimeter-wave into the terahertz (THz) frequency regime to meet the fast growing demand of ultrahigh data-rate communications and super resolution imaging. Faced with severe atmospheric absorption attenuation and the lack of power efficient transmitting source at the higher band, ultrasensitive and cost-effective receiver frontend technology is required for advanced THz wireless systems. To date, the most sensitive heterodyne mixers, the key components of frontend receiver systems, are based on low-temperature superconducting materials that operate at liquid helium (4.2 K) temperature range, requiring expensive and bulky cryogenic cooling systems thus hindering them from commercial applications such as wireless communications and sensing. In this article, we present a 340 GHz double-sideband fundamental mixer based on thin-film antenna-coupled high-temperature superconducting (HTS) Josephson junction that operates at a much higher temperature range attainable with smaller and cheaper cryocoolers. Based on our innovative work in terms of advanced device circuit and on-chip antenna designs, accurate parametric simulation analyses, and Josephson junction parameter optimizations, the reported mixer exhibits a measured noise temperature of 470 and 780 K at operating temperatures of 20 and 40 K respectively at 340 GHz, a performance significantly higher than any HTS THz mixers reported to date.
Cheng, Z, Xiong, G, Liu, Y, Zhang, T, Tian, J & Guo, YJ 2019, 'High-efficiency Doherty power amplifier with wide OPBO range for base station systems', IET MICROWAVES ANTENNAS & PROPAGATION, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 926-929.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Gao, X, Du, J, Zhang, T & Guo, YJ 2019, 'High-T c Superconducting Fourth-Harmonic Mixer Using a Dual-Band Terahertz On-Chip Antenna of High Coupling Efficiency', IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 55-62.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2019 IEEE. This paper presents a dual-band on-chip antenna-coupled high-T c superconducting (HTS) Josephson-junction subterahertz (THz) fourth-harmonic mixer. The antenna utilizes a couple of different structured twin slots to enable the resonant radiations at two frequencies, and integrates a well-designed coplanar waveguide network for achieving good radiation coupling and signal isolation characteristics. The electromagnetic simulations show that coupling efficiencies as high as -4 and -3.5 dB are achieved for the 160- and 640-GHz operating frequency bands, respectively. Based on this dual-band antenna, a 640-GHz HTS fourth-harmonic mixer is developed and characterized in a range of operating temperatures. The mixer exhibits a measured conversion gain of around -18 dB at 20 K and -22 dB at 40 K, respectively. The achieved intermediate frequency bandwidth is larger than 23 GHz. These are the best results reported for HTS harmonic mixers at comparable sub-THz frequency bands to date.
Gao, X, Zhang, T, Du, J & Guo, YJ 2018, 'Design, modelling and simulation of a monolithic high-T-c superconducting terahertz mixer', SUPERCONDUCTOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol. 31, no. 11.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2002-2011 IEEE. We report the full electromagnetic (EM) design and simulation method, and applied it to develop a 34-GHz high-temperature superconducting (HTS) microwave monolithic integrated circuit Josephson mixer. The mixer is modeled in EM simulation software, high-frequency simulation structural simulator, with the junction area modeled as an excitation port with frequency-dependent impedance. Impedance matching between the junction and RF/IF ports is then optimized accordingly. Module design is carried out for the optimized HTS Josephson mixer, and the cavity resonance issue is investigated and eliminated. The HTS mixer module was experimentally developed and measured to verify the simulation. The measured frequency response of the conversion gain agrees with the simulation results of combined RF and IF transmission loss.
Du, J, Pegrum, CM, Gao, X, Weily, AR, Zhang, T, Guo, YJ & Foley, CP 2017, 'Harmonic Mixing Using a HTS Step-Edge Josephson Junction at 0.6 THz Frequency', IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1-5.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2002-2011 IEEE. A high-temperature superconducting (HTS) terahertz (THz) heterodyne mixer based on a thin-film antenna-coupled YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7- x step-edge Josephson junction is presented. The frequency down-conversion from 0.6 THz to an intermediate frequency (IF) of 2 GHz was achieved using high-order harmonic mixing of a local oscillator (LO), thus removing the need to use a second THz source as the LO pumping source. The DC and RF characteristics of the harmonic mixer as well as the relationship of the IF output power versus the harmonic number were experimentally studied and compared with simulated results. Most of our measurements were made at 40 K, but we also observed stable harmonic mixing at 77 K which we believe has not been reported previously in HTS junction mixers.
Du, J, Weily, AR, Gao, X, Zhang, T, Foley, CP & Guo, YJ 2017, 'HTS step-edge Josephson junction terahertz harmonic mixer', Superconductor Science and Technology, vol. 30, no. 2.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2016 Federal Australian Crown copyright. A high-temperature superconducting (HTS) terahertz (THz) frequency down-converter or mixer based on a thin-film ring-slot antenna coupled YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-x (YBCO)/MgO step-edge Josephson junction is reported. The frequency down-conversion was achieved using higher order harmonics of an applied lower frequency (19-40 GHz) local oscillator signal in the Josephson junction mixing with a THz signal of over 600 GHz, producing a 1-3 GHz intermediate frequency signal. Up to 31st order of harmonic mixing was obtained and the mixer operated stably at temperatures up to 77 K. The design details of the antenna, HTS Josephson junction mixer, the matching and isolation circuits, and the DC and RF performance evaluation are described in this paper.
Gao, X, Du, J, Zhang, T & Guo, YJ 2017, 'Noise and conversion performance of a high- Tcsuperconducting Josephson junction mixer at 0.6 THz', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 111, no. 19, pp. 1-5.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2017 AU-Crown. This letter presents both theoretical and experimental investigations on the noise and conversion performance of a high-T c superconducting (HTS) step-edge Josephson-junction mixer at the frequency of 0.6 THz and operating temperatures of 20-40 K. Based on the Y-factor and U-factor methods, a double-sideband noise temperature of around 1000 K and a conversion gain of -3.5 dB were experimentally obtained at 20 K. At the temperature of 40 K, the measured mixer noise and conversion efficiency are around 2100 K and -10 dB, respectively. The experimental data are in good agreement with the numerical analysis results using the three-port model. A detailed performance comparison with other reported HTS terahertz mixers has confirmed the superior performance of our presented mixer device.
Gao, X, Du, J, Zhang, T, Jay Guo, Y & Foley, CP 2017, 'Experimental Investigation of a Broadband High-Temperature Superconducting Terahertz Mixer Operating at Temperatures Between 40 and 77 K', Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 1357-1367.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2017, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. This paper presents a systematic investigation of a broadband thin-film antenna-coupled high-temperature superconducting (HTS) terahertz (THz) harmonic mixer at relatively high operating temperature from 40 to 77 K. The mixer device chip was fabricated using the CSIRO established step-edge YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-x (YBCO) Josephson junction technology, packaged in a well-designed module and cooled in a temperature adjustable cryocooler. Detailed experimental characterizations were carried out for the broadband HTS mixer at both the 200 and 600 GHz bands in harmonic mixing mode. The DC current-voltage characteristics (IVCs), bias current condition, local oscillator (LO) power requirement, frequency response, as well as conversion efficiency under different bath temperatures were thoroughly investigated for demonstrating the frequency down-conversion performance.
Gao, X, Zhang, T, Du, J, Weily, AR, Guo, YJ & Foley, CP 2017, 'A wideband terahertz high-T c superconducting Josephson-junction mixer: electromagnetic design, analysis and characterization', Superconductor Science and Technology, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 1-9.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd. This paper presents a wideband terahertz (THz) mixer based on a thin-film antenna-coupled high-temperature superconducting (HTS) YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-x (YBCO) step-edge Josephson junction. The HTS mixer enables the flexible harmonic mixing operation at multiple THz bands with the same microwave local oscillator (LO) source, and features very wide intermediate-frequency or instantaneous bandwidth. In order to optimize the frequency down-conversion performance of the mixer, systematic electromagnetic design and analysis have been carried out to improve the power coupling of THz radiation as well as wideband transmission of microwave signals. Experimental characterization of a fabricated device prototype has demonstrated that the mixer exhibits good performance at both the 200 GHz and 600 GHz bands. Detailed measurement results including the DC characteristics, LO pumping requirement, frequency response, mixing linearity and conversion gain are presented in this paper.
Zhang, T, Cai, Z, Yang, Y, Bao, J & Wang, Y 2017, 'Compact tunable lowpass filter with sharp roll-off and low insertion loss', Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 59, no. 10, pp. 2619-2623.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. A novel continuously tunable lowpass filter (LPF) with compact size, sharp roll-off and low insertion loss is presented in this paper. The filter employs two varactor diodes, a pair of open-ended coupled lines and a U-shape step impedance line (SIL) with an open-ended stub loaded at the center of the SIL to form a very compact layout. The odd- and even-mode analysis and equivalent circuit model are demonstrated for estimation of the transmission characteristics. Tuning the DC voltage applied on the varactor diodes, the varactor capacitance accordingly changes leading to a varying cutoff frequency f c . The measured results show that the achieved 3-dB f c tuning range is 60.6% (1.15–2.15 GHz). The measured insertion loss (IL) and roll-off rate are 0.2-0.4 dB and 50–73 dB/GHz, respectively. The overall size of the LPF is only 0.005λ g 2 , which shows a competitive advantage comparing with the state-of-the-art work.
Zhang, T, Gao, X, Wang, W, Du, J, Pegrum, C & Guo, YJ 2017, 'A 36 GHz HTS MMIC Josephson mixer - Simulation and measurement', IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 27, no. 4.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2002-2011 IEEE. Modeling, simulation, and measurement of a compact 36 GHz high-temperature superconducting (HTS) monolithic Josephson junction mixer are presented in this paper. A full HTS microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) simulation was carried out for the circuit combining HTS passive devices and the Josephson junction. Optimal impedance matching and bias conditions were investigated, and the circuit layout was designed accordingly. The HTS circuit has a compact dimension of 5 × 4 × 0.3 mm 3 , including filters, resonators, and impedance matching circuits. The HTS MMIC mixer was fabricated and packaged with an LNA to realize a receiver front end with a total dimension of 28 × 25 × 15 mm 3 . Measurement result showed an overall conversion gain around 35 dB, with local oscillator driving power around -45 dBm at operating temperature of 40 K.
Zhang, T, Pegrum, C, Du, J & Guo, YJ 2017, 'Simulation and measurement of a Ka-band HTS MMIC Josephson junction mixer', Superconductor Science and Technology, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 1-8.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd. We report modeling and simulation results for a Ka band high-temperature superconducting (HTS) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) Josephson junction mixer. A Verilog-A model of a Josephson junction is established and imported into the system simulator to realize a full HTS MMIC circuit simulation containing the HTS passive circuit models. Impedance matching optimization between the junction and passive devices is investigated. Junction DC I-V characteristics, current and local oscillator bias conditions and mixing performance are simulated and compared with the experimental results. Good agreement is obtained between the simulation and measurement results.
© 2016 IEEE. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization has developed superconducting microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) mixers using step-edge Josephson junctions and on-chip filters, made from YBaCuO on MgO substrates. Integration into an MMIC results in a compact and efficiently coupled structure. These have been shown to have outstanding conversion efficiency, dynamic range, and linearity. We report here a range of simulations of this type of mixer. We have mainly used Josephson simulators and analyze the data in both the time and frequency domains. More recently, we have also used microwave simulators incorporating a novel Verilog-A Josephson junction model that we have developed. We have looked at the interactions of junction bias current, local oscillator power, and radio-frequency input power with conversion efficiency, dynamic range, and linearity. Good agreement is found overall with measurements.
Du, J, Wang, J, Zhang, T, Bai, D, Guo, YJ & He, Y 2015, 'Demonstration of a portable HTS MMIC microwave receiver front-end', IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 25, no. 3.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2014 IEEE. We report the first demonstration of a portable HTS monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) receiver front-end module operating on a commercial mini cryocooler. The HTS circuit consists of a step-edge junction mixer and a number of HTS filters fabricated on a single MgO substrate. The HTS MMIC circuit is integrated with the mini cryocooler. The sample vacuum chamber, cold-head, compressor and cooling fans are all packed into one customer-designed portable box of approximately 350 mm × 350 mm × 250 mm in dimension. The HTS Josephson junction-based microwave circuit operated successfully in the cryocooler unshielded without observable performance degradation. The design and implementation of the compact unit and performance evaluation of a HTS MMIC frequency down-converter are presented.
Zhang, T, Du, J, Wang, J, Bai, D, Guo, YJ & He, Y 2015, '30 GHz HTS receiver front-end based on monolithic Josephson mixer', IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 25, no. 3.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2014 IEEE. A compact, high-gain, and low-noise Ka band HTS Josephson junction-based receiver front-end module for wireless communication is presented in this paper. The front-end module consists of biasing circuits, a semiconductor low-noise amplifier, and a monolithic HTS circuit consisting of an Josephson mixer, bandpass and lowpass filters. The semiconductor LNA in the first stage is applied to achieve a low noise figure of the whole front-end module. Integration of the Josephson mixer with a number of HTS passive components on a single chip improves the coupling efficiency and reduces the connection losses between the components. The total dimension of the packaged front-end module is below 25 mm × 20 mm × 15 mm, which is very compact. Measurement result shows that the front-end module has an overall conversion gain around 40 dB, and a low noise figure close to 0 dB with an LO driving power around -38 dBm at 40 K.
Du, J, Bai, DD, Zhang, T, Jay Guo, Y, He, YS & Pegrum, CM 2014, 'Optimised conversion efficiency of a HTS MMIC Josephson down-converter', Superconductor Science and Technology, vol. 27, no. 10.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd. A high-Tc superconducting (HTS) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) Josephson down-converter that approaches zero conversion loss is reported. The all-HTS YBa2Cu3O7-x thin-film circuit consists of a step-edge Josephson junction mixer, a 10-12 GHz bandpass filter for the RF input, a lowpass filter for the IF output and a resonant strip line for local oscillator isolation; all are integrated on a single 10 mm × 20 mm MgO substrate. The DC characteristics of the junction and its mixing properties have been experimentally studied and compared to the results of (a) a single Josephson mixer without the on-chip HTS filters, and (b) our previously reported MMIC down-converter which had very different junction characteristics. The Josephson junction parameters are analysed to give insight into their effect on the mixer performance.
Bai, DD, Du, J, Zhang, T & He, YS 2013, 'A compact high temperature superconducting bandpass filter for integration with a Josephson mixer', JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 114, no. 13.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Du, J, Zhang, T, Guo, YJ & Sun, XW 2013, 'A high-temperature superconducting monolithic microwave integrated Josephson down-converter with high conversion efficiency', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, no. 21.View/Download from: Publisher's site
A compact high-T c superconducting monolithic microwave integrated circuit Josephson down-converter is presented. The circuit consists of a single Josephson junction mixer, a bandpass filter, a lowpass filter, and a resonator for local oscillator fabricated on a single 10 mm × 20 mm chip of YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-x film on MgO substrate. The down-converter demonstrates superior performance in terms of conversion efficiency, dynamic range, linearity, and low local oscillator power with stable operation from 20 to 77 K. A maximum conversion gain of -4.7 dB was measured at 20 K and -12.8 dB at 70 K. © 2013 Crown.
A low-loss, low power consumption monolithic high-temperature superconducting (HTS) Josephson junction mixer at 7-8.5 GHz is presented. The mixer consists of a HTS YBa 2Cu 3O 7-x (YBCO) bandpass filter for RF input, a lowpass filter for IF output and a LO resonator integrated with a single Josephson junction. All the passive and active devices are fabricated on a 20 mmtimes 10 mm MgO substrate. Measurement result shows a conversion gain of -7 dB at 40 K, and -4.7 dB at 20 K. The IF output versus the RF input exhibits a wide linear range of conversion gains. The mixer has an extremely low LO power requirement at -32 dBm and a 50 nW power consumption. © 2001-2012 IEEE.
Zhang, T, Du, J, Guo, YJ & Sun, X 2013, 'A compact HTS bandpass microstrip filter with novel coupling structure for on-chip integration', Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, vol. 495, pp. 69-73.View/Download from: Publisher's site
A compact low-complexity high-selectivity high-temperature superconducting (HTS) microstrip bandpass filter is presented in this paper, which consists of only three half-wavelength resonators. A novel coupling scheme is used to provide a pair of transmission zeros outside the passband, so that the selectivity of the filter is improved. The filter is fabricated on an MgO substrate with YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-x (YBCO) coating. Measurement result shows an in-band insertion loss at 0.5 dB, a sharp slope, and a stopband rejection better than 20 dB. The compactness and high-selectivity features make the filter suitable for on-chip integration of HTS receiver front-ends. © 2013 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Du, J, MacFarlane, JC, Pegrum, CM, Zhang, T, Cai, Y & Guo, YJ 2012, 'A self-pumped high-temperature superconducting Josephson mixer: Modelling and measurement', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 111, no. 5.View/Download from: Publisher's site
We have recently developed a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) Josephson self-pumped mixer with an on-chip heterodyne local oscillator. The device is based on HTS step-edge junction technology and a resistive- superconducting quantum interference device (RSQUID) configuration. The heterodyne local oscillator and mixer output are frequency-tunable from below 10 MHz to 5 GHz by a control current. The performance of the autonomous Josephson mixer-local oscillator has been experimentally evaluated in terms of the current-voltage characteristics, intermediate frequency (IF)-tunable bandwidth, operation range, linearity, bias current, and temperature dependence of the IF output (or mixer conversion efficiency). We find the results are in good overall agreement with numerical simulation. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
Du, J, MacFarlane, JC, Zhang, T, Cai, Y & Guo, YJ 2012, 'Self-pumped HTS Josephson heterodyne tunable mixer', Superconductor Science and Technology, vol. 25, no. 2.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Experimental evaluation of a high-temperature superconducting Josephson heterodyne mixer based on a resistive-SQUID configuration is reported. The device consists of two YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-x step-edge Josephson junctions connected via a small resistor in an otherwise superconducting loop. It has been previously shown to generate a heterodyne oscillation, which is frequency-tunable by a control current through the resistor. Under certain conditions, this device can operate as a frequency-tunable heterodyne mixer (down-converter) in the presence of an RF signal. In this paper, we describe the operation of the autonomous Josephson mixerlocal oscillator device and present the experimental results on the mixer performances in terms of the junction currentvoltage characteristics, the frequency tunability, linearity, and dynamic range as well as their temperature dependence for signal frequencies from 1 to 5GHz. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Du, J, Zhang, T, MacFarlane, JC, Guo, YJ & Sun, XW 2012, 'Monolithic high-temperature superconducting heterodyne Josephson frequency down-converter', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, no. 26.View/Download from: Publisher's site
A monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) frequency down-converter based on a compact high-T c superconducting (HTS) device is demonstrated. The on-chip integrated HTS down-converter consists of a 7-9 GHz bandpass filter for RF input, a lowpass filter for intermediate frequency output, and a self-pumped Josephson heterodyne mixer. All the above passive and active components are fabricated on a single 10 mm × 20 mm chip of YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-x film on MgO substrate. Characterization of this MMIC HTS down-converter in terms of frequency response, conversion gain, frequency-tuneability, bias dependence, dynamic range, linearity, and intrinsic noise are presented in this paper. © 2012 Crown.
Yang, Z, Liu, J, Liang, X-Q, Jiang, Y, Zhang, T, Han, B, Sun, F-X & Liu, L 2012, 'Two novel 2D metal-organic frameworks based on biphenyl-2,2 ',6,6 '-tetracarboxylic acid: Synthesis, structures and luminescent properties', INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 16, pp. 92-94.View/Download from: Publisher's site
A high-temperature superconducting (HTS) Josephson frequency down-converting module is demonstrated. An HTS monolithic frequency down-converting circuit and a biasing circuit board for the Josephson device are packaged into the module. The monolithic circuit consists of HTS filters and a Josephson oscillator-mixer device, integrated on a single 10mm×20mm chip of Y Ba 2 Cu 3 O 7x (YBCO) film on MgO substrate. A compact, low-loss HTS step-impedance low-pass filter was designed for the intermediate frequency (IF) output port. The modeling, simulation and measurement results of the HTS low-pass filter are presented in this paper. The frequency response and dynamic range of the on-chip integrated HTS down-converting module are also described. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Zhang, T, Du, J, Guo, YJ & Sun, XW 2012, 'On-chip integration of HTS bandpass and lowpass filters with Josephson mixer', Electronics Letters, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 729-731.View/Download from: Publisher's site
A compact high-T c superconducting (HTS) monolithic downconverter is presented. The HTS passive and active devices are integrated on one single chip to achieve compactness and high coupling efficiency. The downconverter consists of a HTS YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7-x (YBCO) bandpass filter for RF input, a lowpass filter for IF output, and a self-pumped step-edge Josephson heterodyne mixer fabricated on a 20 ×10mm MgO substrate. Characterisations of the HTS filters and the frequency response of the on-chip integrated downconverter are reported. The results demonstrate the potential of the HTS downconverter for applications in wireless communications. © 2012 The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Gao, X, Zhang, T, Du, J & Guo, YJ 2019, 'Ultrasensitive Terahertz High-T-c Superconducting Receivers', 2019 IEEE MTT-S INTERNATIONAL WIRELESS SYMPOSIUM (IWS 2019), 6th IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium (IWS) part of China Microwave Week, IEEE, Guangzhou, PEOPLES R CHINA.
Zhang, H, Huang, X, Zhang, T, Zhang, JA & Jay Guo, Y 2019, 'A 30 Gbps Low-Complexity and Real-Time Digital Modem for Wireless Communications at 0.325 THz', Proceedings - 2019 19th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2019, pp. 260-264.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2019 IEEE. A high-speed wideband terahertz (THz) communication system with low-complexity and real-time digital signal processing (DSP) is presented in this paper. The architectures of baseband platform, intermediate frequency (IF) module and radio frequency (RF) frontend are described. For real-time DSP implementation with affordable field programmable gate array (FPGA) device, some effective strategies are discussed to reduce resource usage and ensure that the clock constraints are met. Adopting these strategies, all physical layer DSP modules are implemented in two FPGAs with more than 300 MHz system clock. The experimental test results using the developed real-time digital modem prototype demonstrate the superb performance for THz wireless communications.
Gao, X, Du, J, Zhang, T & Guo, YJ 2018, '0.34-THz High-Temperature Superconducting Josephson-Junction Mixer with Superior Noise and Conversion Performance', International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz, International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IEEE, Nagoya, Japan.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2018 IEEE. We present, in this work, a new thin-film antenna-coupled high-temperature superconducting (HTS) Josephson-junction terahertz (THz) mixer that demonstrates superior performance at frequencies around 0.34 THz. A novel dual-meander-slot thin-film antenna is designed to significantly improve the antenna-junction impedance matching and thus more efficient coupling of the THz signal power. Theoretical and experimental investigations are carried out to evaluate the mixer performance. This mixer can be applied to the sensitive THz wireless receivers.
Gao, X, Zhang, T, Du, J & Guo, YJ 2018, '300-GHz Dual-Beam Frequency-Selective On-Chip Antenna for High-T-c Superconducting Receivers', 2018 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION (ISAP), International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP), IEEE, Busan, SOUTH KOREA.
Gao, X, Du, J, Zhang, T & Guo, YJ 2017, 'Design of a Monolithic-Integrated Circularly-Polarized Antenna-Coupled High-T-c Superconducting Terahertz Harmonic Mixer', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2017 IEEE-APS TOPICAL CONFERENCE ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (APWC), IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC), IEEE, Verona, ITALY, pp. 324-325.
Gao, X, Du, J, Weily, AR, Zhang, T, Foley, CP & Guo, YJ 2016, 'Broadband Antenna-Coupled High-Temperature Superconducting Josephson-Junction Mixer for Terahertz Communication Applications', Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz), 2016 41st International Conference on, International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves, IEEE, Copenhagen.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This paper presents a broadband terahertz (THz) high-temperature superconducting (HTS) mixer based on a log-periodic antenna-coupled YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) step-edge Josephson junction. The THz thin-film antenna, as well as the microwave coupling circuits, have been carefully designed to optimize the power transmission from and into the junction while realizing good isolation between the DC bias, local-oscillator (LO) and intermediate-frequency (IF) ports. This mixer device has been fabricated, packaged and characterized to demonstrate a frequency down-conversion capability with a view to potential application in THz wireless communication systems.
Ji, LY, Fu, G, Gong, SX, Zhang, T, Guo, YJ, Qin, P-Y & Ding, C 2015, 'Pattern Reconfigurable Fabry-Perot Cavity Antenna', Proceedings of the 2015 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP), IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE, Hobart, AUSTRALIA.
A newly designed pattern reconfigurable Fabry-Perot cavity antenna is presented in this paper. The reconfigurability is achieved by employing a phased array with a reconfigurable feed network as the source of the FPC antenna. The design can switch its main beam direction between ™10° and 10° with respect to the broadside direction from 5.36 GHz to 5.76 GHz. The realized gain of the proposed antenna is over 11.6 dBi. Good agreement between the simulated and measured results is achieved.
Du, J, Zhang, T & Guo, YJ 2014, 'Novel high-Tc superconducting devices for wireless communications and imaging', 2014 International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas, Novel EM Structures and Materials, and Applications, iWAT 2014, International Workshop on Antenna Technology, IEEE, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 122-125.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2014 IEEE. High-T c superconducting (HTS) materials have ultralow surface resistance values at microwave frequencies, which have been applied to make high-Q resonators and 'super filters' with narrow-bandwidth, low insertion losses, and superior out-of-band rejections. The second important property of HTS materials is related to low-noise Josephson junctions made from the HTS thin films. In recent years, novel nonlinear high-frequency devices, most of them exploiting the unique features of the AC Josephson effect, have been developed. Applications of the HTS devices based on Josephson junctions have been extended from lower electromagnetic bands (microwave) into mm-wave and terahertz, regions. An overview of CSIRO's recent research activities and achievements in developing novel HTS devices for applications to wireless communication and imaging is presented in this paper.
Zhang, T, Cai, Y, Du, J, Guo, YJ & Sun, XW 2011, 'A compact high-Tc superconducting quarter-wavelength SIR bandpass filter', 2011 International Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetic Devices, ASEMD 2011, IEEE International Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetic Devices, IEEE, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 123-126.View/Download from: Publisher's site
A compact high-temperature superconducting bandpass filter for wireless communications is proposed in this paper. The filter consists of four quarter-wavelength short-circuited stepped impedance resonators (SIR). A pair of transmission zeros outside the passband are introduced into the design by evaluating coupling coefficients between the four resonators for high selectivity within the frequency band of interest. The use of short-circuited quarter-wavelength SIRs has resulted in a higher spurious passband than conventional half-wavelength coupled-line filters. Based on the theoretical calculations, the filter has a compact size and exhibits a well suppressed stopband. The filter is fabricated on an MgO substrate with YBCO superconductor coating. Simulation and measurement results are presented. © 2011 IEEE.
Cui, H, Zhang, T, Sun, Y, Li, L, Qian, R & Sun, X 2010, 'Implementation of CPW-feed patch/slot antennas for 60GHz system applications', 2010 International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology, 2010 International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology (ICMMT), IEEE.View/Download from: Publisher's site