J. D. Zuegel

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—A new circuit technique, the distributed waveform generator (DWG), is proposed for low-power ultra-wideband pulse generation, shaping and modulation. It time-interleaves multiple impulse generators, and uses distributed circuit techniques to combine generated wideband impulses. Built-in pulse shaping can be realized by programming the delay and amplitude(More)
— A distributed waveform generator is presented for sub-nanosecond pulse generation in UWB impulse radios. It time-interleaves multiple digital pulse generators, and uses an on-chip transmission line for wideband pulse combining. Compared to other UWB pulse generation and shaping solutions, it is low power and fully reconfigurable. A 10-tap, 10GS/s(More)
High-conversion-efficiency, high-stability optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification is demonstrated with a spatiotemporally shaped pump laser system. Broadband 5-mJ pulses are produced at a 5-Hz repetition rate with a pump-to-signal conversion efficiency of 29% and energy stability better than 2% rms. To our knowledge this is the highest conversion(More)
— A distributed transversal filter (DTF) is a good candidate for ultrafast pulse shaping in wideband systems like UWB. This paper presents the circuit analysis of DTFs based on transmission line theory. We also show the detailed design procedure of DTFs. A 5-tap prototype DTF is designed and fabricated using microwave PCB substrate and pHEMT discrete(More)
—A new PIN photodiode (PD) structure with deep n-well (DNW) fabricated in an epitaxial substrate complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (epi-CMOS) process is presented. The DNW buried inside the epitaxial layer intensifies the electric field deep inside the epi-layer significantly, and helps the electrons generated inside the epi-layer to drift faster to(More)
An optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) design that provides 40% pump-to-signal conversion efficiency and over-500-mJ signal energy at 1054 nm for front-end injection into a Nd:glass amplifier chain is presented. This OPCPA system is currently being built as the prototype front end for the OMEGA EP (extended performance) laser system at the(More)
— A distributed waveform generator (DWG) with DAC-assisted pulse generators is presented for the ultrafast waveform generation. It time-interleaves multiple pulse generators , and uses an on-chip transmission line for wideband pulse combining. Each unit pulse generator adopts a new current-steering topology which incorporates the edge combiner into the(More)
— In this paper, we introduce binary-weighted digital control into the gain cell design of a distributed transversal filter (DTF) to demonstrate the benefits of digitally-assisted RF circuits. By effectively integrating a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) into the gain cell, the new design can improve gain cell's linearity and hence DTF's dynamic range. A(More)