A uniplanar picosecond impulse generator based on MESFET and SRD Academic Article uri icon


  • A new compact, low-cost uniplanar impulse generator using coplanar waveguide structure has been designed, built, and tested. This uniplanar circuit consists of three functions: initial impulse generation, impulse amplification, and impulse compression, which are realized by a step-recovery diode and two-stage GaAs MESFET circuits, respectively. The impulse response has an amplitude of 2.3 V and a half-power pulse width of 115 pS. It has larger amplitude and narrower pulse width than the impulse generated by the SRD circuit alone.

published proceedings

  • Microwave and Optical Technology Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Miao, M., & Nguyen, C.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Miao, Meng||Nguyen, Cam

publication date

  • December 2003