Microwave-to-millimeter-wave synthesis chain phase noise performance

Romain Bara-Maillet, Stephen Parker, N.R. Nand, Jean-Michel Le Floch, Michael Tobar

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    © 1986-2012 IEEE. We report on the phase noise measurement of a millimeter-wave synthesis chain developed for a continuous wave (CW) source exhibiting high frequency stability. We quantify the performance of each multiplication stage in terms of phase spectral purity. From the initial cryogenic sapphire oscillator generating 12.97 GHz, a total multiplication factor of eight is applied through two stages to reach a frequency of 103.75 GHz. We find that the chain performance is primarily limited by the phase noise of the initial frequency doubler.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1895-1900
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
    Volume62
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2015

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    Phase noise
    multiplication
    Millimeter waves
    millimeter waves
    Microwaves
    Frequency doublers
    microwaves
    Frequency stability
    frequency stability
    synthesis
    noise measurement
    Sapphire
    Cryogenics
    cryogenics
    continuous radiation
    purity
    sapphire
    oscillators

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    In: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol. 62, No. 10, 13.10.2015, p. 1895-1900.

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