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)
  • Berkehan Ciftcioglu, Jie Zhang, Lin Zhang, John R Marciante, Jonathan D Zuegel, Roman Sobolewski +1 other
  • 2009
—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)
— 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)
This paper presents a new photonic integrated circuit, namely optical pulse-train generator, which is developed based on the transfer matrix analysis of microrings and utilizes a time-interleaved architecture. This circuit can generate multiple optical pulses sequentially from a single trigger pulse, with the timing and amplitude of each pulse determined by(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)
A spot-shadowing technique to mitigate damage growth in a high-energy laser is studied. Its goal is to minimize the energy loss and undesirable hot spots in intermediate planes of the laser. A nonlinear optimization algorithm solves for the complex fields required to mitigate damage growth in the National Ignition Facility amplifier chain. The method is(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)
Multiple-focal-plane spatial phase retrieval for a chirped-pulse-amplification laser is demonstrated for the first time. Advantages of this method are simplicity of setup, ability to measure angular dispersion, and potential integration into precision, on-shot focal-spot diagnostics. Phase retrieval is a powerful technique for wavefront sensing and optical(More)