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Non-linear transmission lines for pulse shaping in silicon

Afshari, Ehsan and Hajimiri, Ali (2003) Non-linear transmission lines for pulse shaping in silicon. In: IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC '03). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 91-94. ISBN 0780378423.

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Non-linear transmission limes (NLTL) are used for pulse shaping. We developed the theory of pulse propagation through the NLTL. The problem of a wide pulse degenerating into multiple pulses rather than a single pulse is solved by using a novel gradually scaled NLTL. We exploit certain favorable properties of accumulation mode MOS varactors to design an NLTL that can sharpen both rising and falling edges, simultaneously. There is a good agreement among the theory, simulations, and measurements.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2003 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Publication Date: 21-24 Sept. 2003. Authors would like to thank helpful discussions with D. Ham, H. Wu, A. Komijani, C. White, J. Buckalter, M. Taghivand, H. Hashemi, S. Kee, B. Analui, and A. Natarajan of Caltech and Prof. M. Horowitz of Stanford University. They also acknowledge the generous support of Lee Center, IBM Corp., Agilent Tech., and NSF.
Subject Keywords:high-frequency transmission lines; nonlinear network analysis; pulse shaping circuits; solitons; varactors; accumulation mode MOS varactors; falling edge sharpening; gradually scaled NLTL; nonlinear transmission lines; pulse degeneration; pulse propagation; pulse shaping; rising edge sharpening; silicon NLTL; soliton line
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