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Millimeter-wave nonlinear transmission line tripler
Author(s): Xudong Wang; Jishi Ren; R. Jennifer Hwu
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear transmission lines (NLTLs) provide a nonlinear, dispersive medium for soliton propagation. Taking advantage of the soliton propagation effects, electrical impulse compression and harmonic generation can be achieved in NLTL circuits. In this paper, characteristics of solitons propagating along NLTLs have been investigated and simulated by the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) technique. Unique nonlinear interactions among solitons propagating along nonlinear transmission lines are observed in our model. A novel NLTL millimeter-wave tripler has been developed which is realized by periodically loading back-to-back diodes in a high-impedance transmission line. Our simulation results show that this NLTL tripler has higher conversion efficiency than conventional NLTL triplers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3465, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves IV, (13 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331148
Show Author Affiliations
Xudong Wang, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Jishi Ren, Univ. of Utah (United States)
R. Jennifer Hwu, Univ. of Utah (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3465:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves IV
Mohammed N. Afsar, Editor(s)

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