Unified Theory of Oscillator Phase Noise I: White Noise

  title={Unified Theory of Oscillator Phase Noise I: White Noise},
  author={William Loh and Sivasubramaniam Yegnanarayanan and R. J. Ram and P. W. Juodawlkis},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques},
The spectral purity of every oscillator system is limited by phase noise. In this work, we extend the techniques previously used to analyze phase noise in lasers to develop an intuitive, yet powerful description of phase noise in an electromagnetic oscillator for the case when the oscillating field is sinusoidal and perturbed by white noise. The developed theory is general and unifies the understanding of phase noise in both electrical and optical oscillators. Our approach is based on… CONTINUE READING