Oscillator Based on Lumped Double Ladder Circuit with Band Edge Degeneracy
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Oscillator Based on Lumped Double Ladder Circuit with Band Edge Degeneracy

  • Author(s): Oshmarin, Dmitry;
  • Yazdi, Farshad;
  • Othman, Mohamed AK;
  • Sloan, Jeff;
  • Radfar, Mohammad;
  • Green, Michael M;
  • Capolino, Filippo
  • et al.
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An oscillator design based on a periodic, double ladder resonant circuit is proposed. The circuit exhibits a degenerate band edge (DBE) in the dispersion diagram of its phase-frequency eigenstates, and possesses unique resonance features associated with a high Q-factor resonance, compared to a single ladder or a conventional LC tank circuit. This oscillator is shown to have an oscillation threshold that is half that of a single LC ladder circuit having the same total quality factor, and thus is more robust than an LC oscillator in the presence of losses. It is also shown that the output and amplitude of the double-ladder oscillator is much less sensitive to the output loading compared to single-ladder oscillators. We show the analysis and design of such oscillators that potentially lead to enhancing the efficiency of RF components and sources.

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