This letter studies the photocharge-modulated passive intermodulation (PIM) effect on the Ag2O/Ag contact junction. It is demonstrated that the photocharge with the parasitic parameters on the contact junction can modulate the electron transport process and make the PIM components changed with photoillumination. The linear RC constant can change the nonlinear current strength, under the periodical photostimulation, and PIM components will vary with the photopulses. In the experiment, by using a specially designed coaxial fixture to measure the PIM response with RC components on the contact junction, a semianalytical model for this photoeffect-modulated contact PIM is demonstrated.
- Contact nonlinearity
- passive intermodulation (PIM)
- photocharge modulation
- silver oxide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering