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Title: Active RF Pulse Compression Using An Electrically Controlled Semiconductor Switch

Abstract

First we review the theory of active pulse compression systems using resonant delay lines. Then we describe the design of an electrically controlled semiconductor active switch. The switch comprises an active window and an overmoded waveguide three-port network. The active window is based on a four-inch silicon wafer which has 960 PIN diodes. These are spatially combined in an overmoded waveguide. We describe the philosophy and design methodology for the three-port network and the active window. We then present the results of using this device to compress 11.4 GHz RF signals with high compression ratios. We show how the system can be used with amplifier like sources, in which one can change the phase of the source by manipulating the input to the source. We also show how the active switch can be used to compress a pulse from an oscillator like sources, which is not possible with passive pulse compression systems.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
897457
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-12287
TRN: US200705%%254
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: New J.Phys.8:293,2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; AMPLIFIERS; COMPRESSION RATIO; DESIGN; OSCILLATORS; SILICON; WAVEGUIDES; RF SYSTEMS; SWITCHES; Accelerators,ACCPHY

Citation Formats

Guo, Jiquan, Tantawi, Sami, and /SLAC. Active RF Pulse Compression Using An Electrically Controlled Semiconductor Switch. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Guo, Jiquan, Tantawi, Sami, & /SLAC. Active RF Pulse Compression Using An Electrically Controlled Semiconductor Switch. United States.
Guo, Jiquan, Tantawi, Sami, and /SLAC. Wed . "Active RF Pulse Compression Using An Electrically Controlled Semiconductor Switch". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/897457.
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title = {Active RF Pulse Compression Using An Electrically Controlled Semiconductor Switch},
author = {Guo, Jiquan and Tantawi, Sami and /SLAC},
abstractNote = {First we review the theory of active pulse compression systems using resonant delay lines. Then we describe the design of an electrically controlled semiconductor active switch. The switch comprises an active window and an overmoded waveguide three-port network. The active window is based on a four-inch silicon wafer which has 960 PIN diodes. These are spatially combined in an overmoded waveguide. We describe the philosophy and design methodology for the three-port network and the active window. We then present the results of using this device to compress 11.4 GHz RF signals with high compression ratios. We show how the system can be used with amplifier like sources, in which one can change the phase of the source by manipulating the input to the source. We also show how the active switch can be used to compress a pulse from an oscillator like sources, which is not possible with passive pulse compression systems.},
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journal = {New J.Phys.8:293,2006},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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