Pulse compression by Quasi-Steady propagation along switch lines

Koichi Narahara, Taiichi Otsuji, Eiichi Sano

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The characterization of wave propagation on a switch line, which means a transmission line periodically loaded with electronic switches such as diodes, is discussed for the generation of ultrashort electrical pulses. Once the input pulse crosses the threshold voltage of loaded shunt switches, the exponential wave is developed at the voltage range where the switch is on, and the ordinary sinusoidal wave is coupled to it at the voltage range where the switch is off. The wave number of this exponential wave has to be much larger than those of the waves forming the input pulse, so we expect a significant compression of the input pulse after its propagation along a switch line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5692-5695
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 7


  • Exponential waves
  • Switch lines
  • Ultrafast electronics
  • Ultrashort-pulse generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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