Floquet Eigenvectors Theory of Pulsed Bias Phase and Quadrature Harmonic Oscillators
Fabrizio Palma, Stefano Perticaroli
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The paper presents an analytical derivation of Floquet eigenvalues and eigenvectors for a class of harmonic phase and quadrature oscillators. The derivation refers in particular to systems modeled by two parallel RLC resonators with pulsed energy restoring. Pulsed energy restoring is obtained through parallel current generators with an impulsive characteristic triggered by the resonators voltages. In performing calculation the initial hypothesis of the existence of stable oscillation is only made, then it is verified when both oscillation amplitude and eigenvalues/eigenvectors are deduced from symmetry conditions on oscillator space state. A detailed determination of the first eigenvector is obtained. Remaining eigenvectors are hence calculated with realistic approximations. Since Floquet eigenvectors are acknowledged to give the correct decomposition of noise perturbations superimposed to the oscillator space state along its limit cycle, an analytical and compact model of their behavior highlights the unique phase noise properties of this class of oscillators.

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F. Palma and S. Perticaroli, "Floquet Eigenvectors Theory of Pulsed Bias Phase and Quadrature Harmonic Oscillators," Circuits and Systems, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2012, pp. 72-81. doi: 10.4236/cs.2012.31010.

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