Fundamentals Of Distributed Amplification


The first book on this important, growing technology covers basic principles of distributed amplification and their most important derived results. Features 500 equations and 102 illustrations.

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The first book on this important, growing technology covers basic principles of distributed amplification and their most important derived results. Features 500 equations and 102 illustrations.

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The distributed amplifier has contributed to video amplification, pulse instrumentation, oscillography, radar systems, particle detection, broadband communications systems, and various applications requiring wide-band amplification with good phase linearity. The author provides an account of the principle of operation of a variety of amplifiers whose performance is enhanced by a constructive utilization of distributed interactions. The traveling wave tube is not treated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890066157
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/1993
  • Series: Artech House Microwave Library Series
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
1.1 Historical Perspective 1
1.2 The Concept of Distributed Amplification 10
Ch. 2 Gain-Bandwidth Considerations 15
2.1 Figure-of-Merit of an Active Device 15
2.2 Bandwidth of a Distributed Circuit 20
Ch. 3 Transmission Properties of Some Distributed Networks 33
3.1 Simple Filter Sections 33
3.2 Artificial Transmission Lines 50
3.3 Uniform Transmission Lines 59
Ch. 4 Analyses Based on Unilateral Models for Active Devices 73
4.1 Amplifiers with Artificial Transmission Lines 73
4.2 Amplifiers with Periodically Loaded Transmission Lines 93
4.3 Methods for Optimizing Performance 103
Ch. 5 Coupled-Wave Analyses 115
5.1 Equivalent Circuits for Active Devices 115
5.2 Cascaded Four-Ports Formulation 118
5.3 Coupled-Transmission Line Pairs 123
5.4 Distributed Amplifiers as Active Coupled-Wave Systems 133
Ch. 6 Transient Response 165
6.1 Waveform Amplification 165
6.2 Transient Analysis of Distributed Amplifiers with Artificial Transmission Lines 167
6.3 Time-Domain Implications of Phase Synchronization 170
6.4 Coupled-Wave Transient Analysis 176
Ch. 7 Implementation 185
7.1 Amplifiers with Vacuum Devices 185
7.2 Distributed Parametric Amplifiers, Traveling-Wave Masers, and Distributed Impatt Diode Amplifiers 203
7.3 Amplifiers with Three-Terminal Solid-State Devices 222
7.4 Traveling-Wave Transistors 247
Ch. 8 Traveling-Wave Optical Amplifiers 263
8.1 Traveling-Wave Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers 263
8.2 Optical Soliton Propagation 293
8.3 Distributed Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers 296
Specifications of Commercially Available GaAs Distributed Amplifiers 309
Index 321
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