Development of Short Electrical Pulses in a Schottky Line Periodically Loaded with Resonant Tunneling Diodes

  • B. Z. Essimbi
  • D. Jäger


The characteristics of a Schottky line periodically loaded with resonant tunneling diodes (RTDs) are discussed for the development of short electrical pulses. RTDs act as electronic switches and exhibit a pronounced N-shaped I-V characteristic even at millimetre wave frequencies. The dynamics of the line is reduced to an extended KdV equation. These dynamics are considered both within the method of perturbation and the numerical integration of the transmission equation of the line.


High-speed electronics Short pulse generation Resonant tunneling diode (RTD) RTD-Schottky nonlinear transmission line (RTD-SNLTL) Extended KdV equation 


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B.Z.E. would like to thank the AvH Stiftung Foundation for its valuable support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ZHO, OptoelectronicsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Yaounde IYaoundeCameroon

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