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Impedance Control for Critically Coupled Cavities

Published

Author(s)

Billy F. Riddle, Craig Nelson

Abstract

Cavity resonators are often used in low phase noise oscillators that utilize carrier suppression. These oscillators are employed in systems that measure phase noise in frequencies as hight at 100 GHz. In order to achieve the maximum suppression needed in thse low noise designs, the cavity must be operated at critical coupling. However, this large coupling level loads the cavity which significantly lowers its quality factor and shifts its resonant frequency. In this paper, we present a matching technique that can be used to minimize these loading effects by controlling the input impedance of the cavity and optimizing its response at resonance, thus producing the maximum amount of carrier suppression.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 36th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting
Conference Dates
December 7-9, 2004
Conference Location
Piscataway, NJ, USA
Conference Title
36th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting

Keywords

critical coupling, critically coupled cavity, impedance control, carrier suppression, low phase noise oscillators, network matching, loop coupling

Citation

Riddle, B. and Nelson, C. (2005), Impedance Control for Critically Coupled Cavities, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting, Piscataway, NJ, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=32104 (Accessed February 21, 2024)
Created August 30, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021