Exact Simulation of Picosecond Electrical Pulse Generation Using Nonlinear Microwave Transmission Lines

Yongxi QIAN  Eikichi YAMASHITA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E75-C   No.1   pp.113-116
Publication Date: 1992/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology
microwave and millimeter wave technology,  integrated electronics,  

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In this letter we study the wave propagation in a diode-equipped microstrip line and show that soliton generation at microwave frequencies is possible with monolithic fabrications of such nonlinear transmission lines. We propose that this phenomenon be utilized as a new method of obtaining ultrashort electrical pulses with picosecond durations. The perdicted soliton generation has been confirmed by computer simulations based on the harmonic balance method.