SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO OF THE POWER-LAW AMPLIFIER BY THE USE OF HARMONIC OUTPUT COMPONENTS.

Iwao Sasase, Shinsaku Mori

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Abstract

The effect of power-law amplifier nonlinearities on signal-to-noise-ratio performance is studied. By using coherent multiplication and filtering, the additional fundamental frequency components are obtained from the harmonic output components of the amplifier. A general expression for the SNR improvement factor is obtained that is applicable to non-Gaussian noise. It is found that the use of harmonic components improves the output SNR when the input SNR is in the vicinity of 0 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages52-56
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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