Direct DC to RF Conversion by Impulse Excitation of a Resonant Cavity
Conversion of energy from DC to RF has been demonstrated with an impulse-excited coaxial resonant cavity using picosecond optoelectronic switching techniques. A single pulse is capable of generating more than a hundred RF cycles with an energy conversion efficiency greater than 50%. Frequencies up to 3 GHz have been generated, and CW oscillations at 1.6 GHz have been obtained.
KeywordsResonant Cavity Electrical Impulse Impulse Excitation Semiconductor Switch Laser Pulse Train
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- 2.C. S. Chang, M. C. Jeng, M. J. Rhee and Chi H. Lee, A. Rosen and H. Davis: “Drect DC to RF Conversion by Picosecond Optoelectronic Switching.”, 1984 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 540–541; also in the Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering on “Optical Technology for Microwave Applications”, Vol. 477, pp. 101 – 104, 1984.Google Scholar