Active RF Pulse Compression Using Electrically Controlled Semiconductor Switches

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In this paper, we present the recent results of our research on the ultra-high power fast silicon RF switch and its application on active X-Band RF pulse compression systems. This switch is composed of a group of PIN diodes on a high purity silicon wafer and has achieved a switching time of 300ns. The wafer is inserted into a cylindrical waveguide operating in the TE01 mode. Switching is performed by injecting carriers into the bulk silicon through a high current pulse. The RF energy is stored in a room-temperature, high-Q 375 ns delay line; it is then extracted out of ... continued below

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Guo, J. & Tantawi, S. March 21, 2007.

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In this paper, we present the recent results of our research on the ultra-high power fast silicon RF switch and its application on active X-Band RF pulse compression systems. This switch is composed of a group of PIN diodes on a high purity silicon wafer and has achieved a switching time of 300ns. The wafer is inserted into a cylindrical waveguide operating in the TE01 mode. Switching is performed by injecting carriers into the bulk silicon through a high current pulse. The RF energy is stored in a room-temperature, high-Q 375 ns delay line; it is then extracted out of the line in a short time using the switch. The pulse compression system has achieved a gain of 8, which is the ratio between output and input power.

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  • Journal Name: AIP Conf.Proc.877:273-279,2006; Conference: Prepared for 12th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop (AAC 2006), Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 10-15 Jul 2006

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Guo, J. & Tantawi, S. Active RF Pulse Compression Using Electrically Controlled Semiconductor Switches, article, March 21, 2007; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878900/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.