Vol. 21

Front:[PDF file] Back:[PDF file]
Latest Volume
All Volumes
All Issues
2011-05-05

Experimental Characterization of Nonlinear Pulses in Coupled Schottky Transmission Lines

By Koichi Narahara
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 21, 143-153, 2011
doi:10.2528/PIERC11022314

Abstract

We experimentally investigate the properties of nonlinear pulses in coupled transmission lines with regularly spaced Schottky varactors. The c and π modes are different propagation modes that can be developed on a coupled line. Time-domain measurements show that both modes support soliton-like pulses due to the presence of the Schottky varactors; small c-mode pulses are generated by colliding two π-mode pulses traveling in opposite directions. Moreover, we discuss the relationship of the amplitude of the newly generated c-mode pulses with different bias voltages and π-mode-pulse amplitudes.

Citation


Koichi Narahara, "Experimental Characterization of Nonlinear Pulses in Coupled Schottky Transmission Lines," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 21, 143-153, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIERC11022314
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=11022314

References


    1. Hirota, R. and K. Suzuki, "Studies on lattice solitons by using electrical networks," J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., Vol. 28, 1366-1367, 1970.
    doi:10.1143/JPSJ.28.1366

    2. Rodwell, M. J. W., S. T. Allen, R. Y. Yu, M. G. Case, U. Bhattacharya, M. Reddy, E. Carman, M. Kamegawa, Y. Konishi, J. Pusl, and R. Pullela, "Active and nonlinear wave propagation devices in ultrafast electronics and optoelectronics," Proc. IEEE, Vol. 82, 1037-1059, 1994.
    doi:10.1109/5.293161

    3. Kintis, M., X. Lan, and F. Fong, "An MMIC pulse generator using dual nonlinear transmission lines," IEEE Microwave Wireless Compo. Lett., Vol. 17, 454-456, 2007.
    doi:10.1109/LMWC.2007.897799

    4. Yildirim, O. O., D. S. Ricketts, and D. Ham, "Reflection soliton oscillator," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., Vol. 57, 2344-2353, 2009.
    doi:10.1109/TMTT.2009.2029025

    5. Ryjenkova, I. V., V. K. Mezentsev, S. L. Musher, S. K. Turitsyn, R. Hülsewede, and D. Jäger, "Millimeter wave generation on nonlinear transmission lines," Ann. Telecommun., Vol. 52, 134-139, 1997.

    6. Jäger, D., "Characteristics of traveling-waves along nonlinear transmission lines for monolithic integrated circuits: A review," Int. J. Electron., Vol. 58, 649-669, 1985.
    doi:10.1080/00207218508939060

    7. Wedding, B. and D. Jäger, "Phase-matched second harmonic generation and parametric mixing on nonlinear transmission lines," Electron. Lett., Vol. 17, 76-77, 1981.
    doi:10.1049/el:19810055

    8. Ikezi, H., J. S. Degrassie, and J. Drake, "Soliton generation at 10MW level in the very high frequency band," Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 58, 986-987, 1991.
    doi:10.1063/1.104464

    9. Narahara, K., "Coupled nonlinear transmission lines for doubling repetition rate of incident pulse streams," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 16, 69-78, 2010.
    doi:10.2528/PIERL10070106

    10. Narahara, K., "Interaction of nonlinear pulses developed in coupled transmission lines regularly spaced Schottky varactors," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 17, 85-93, 2010.
    doi:10.2528/PIERL10072611

    11. Gupta, K. C., R. Garg, and I. J. Bahl, Microstrip Lines and Slotlines, Artech, 1979.