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Direct DC to RF Conversion by Impulse Excitation of a Resonant Cavity

  • Ming G. Li
  • Chi H. Lee
  • A. Caroglanian
  • E. A. Greene
  • C. Y. She
  • P. Polak-Dingels
  • A. Rosen
Part of the Springer Series in Electrophysics book series (SSEP, volume 21)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Resonant Cavity Electrical Impulse Impulse Excitation Semiconductor Switch Laser Pulse Train 
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References

  1. 1.
    J. M. Proud, Jr., and S. L. Norman: “High-Frequency Waveform Generation Using Optoelectronic Switching in Silicon.”, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., Vol. MTT-26, pp. 137–14O, 1978.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    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

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ming G. Li
    • 1
  • Chi H. Lee
    • 1
  • A. Caroglanian
    • 1
  • E. A. Greene
    • 1
  • C. Y. She
    • 2
  • P. Polak-Dingels
    • 2
  • A. Rosen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory for Physical SciencesCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.RCA LaboratoriesPrincetonUSA

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