Control of TRAPATT Oscillations by Optically Generated Carriers

R. A. Kiehl, E. P. Eernisse

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It is demonstrated that, by generating carriers optically within a TRAPATT oscillator, startup jitter can be held to a short duration over a wider range in operating conditions, and intrapulse frequency drift may be virtually eliminated. In addition, optical carrier generation is shown to provide the basis of a novel frequency tuning technique capable of producing extremely fast intrapulse frequency switching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-277
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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