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# Alper Demir

Other affiliations: University of California, Berkeley, Silver Spring Networks, Agere Systems ...read more

Bio: Alper Demir is an academic researcher from Koç University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Phase noise & Quantum noise. The author has an hindex of 24, co-authored 88 publications receiving 3503 citations. Previous affiliations of Alper Demir include University of California, Berkeley & Silver Spring Networks.

Topics: Phase noise, Quantum noise, Noise, Noise (electronics), Nonlinear system

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors developed a solid foundation for phase noise that is valid for any oscillator, regardless of operating mechanism, and established novel results about the dynamics of stable nonlinear oscillators in the presence of perturbations, both deterministic and random.

Abstract: Phase noise is a topic of theoretical and practical interest in electronic circuits, as well as in other fields, such as optics. Although progress has been made in understanding the phenomenon, there still remain significant gaps, both in its fundamental theory and in numerical techniques for its characterization. In this paper, we develop a solid foundation for phase noise that is valid for any oscillator, regardless of operating mechanism. We establish novel results about the dynamics of stable nonlinear oscillators in the presence of perturbations, both deterministic and random. We obtain an exact nonlinear equation for phase error, which we solve without approximations for random perturbations. This leads us to a precise characterization of timing jitter and spectral dispersion, for computing of which we have developed efficient numerical methods. We demonstrate our techniques on a variety of practical electrical oscillators and obtain good matches with measurements, even at frequencies close to the carrier, where previous techniques break down. Our methods are more than three orders of magnitude faster than the brute-force Monte Carlo approach, which is the only previously available technique that can predict phase noise correctly.

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Koç University

^{1}TL;DR: In this paper, a stochastic characterization of phase noise in oscillators due to colored noise sources is presented, and the resulting spectrum of the oscillator output with phase noise as characterized.

Abstract: Phase noise or timing jitter in oscillators is of major concern in wireless and optical communications, being a major contributor to the bit-error rate of communication systems, and creating synchronization problems in other clocked and sampled-data systems. This paper presents the theory and practical characterization of phase noise in oscillators due to colored, as opposed to white, noise sources. Shot and thermal noise sources in oscillators can be modeled as white-noise sources for all practical purposes. The characterization of phase noise in oscillators due to shot and thermal noise sources is covered by a recently developed theory of phase noise due to white-noise sources. The extension of this theory and the practical characterization techniques to noise sources in oscillators, which have a colored spectral density, e.g., 1/f noise, is crucial for practical applications. In this paper, we first derive a stochastic characterization of phase noise in oscillators due to colored-noise sources. This stochastic analysis is based on a novel nonlinear perturbation analysis for autonomous systems, and a nonlocal Fokker-Planck equation we derive. Then, we calculate the resulting spectrum of the oscillator output with phase noise as characterized. We also extend our results to the case when both white and colored-noise sources are present. Our treatment of phase noise due to colored-noise sources is general, i.e., it is not specific to a particular type of colored-noise source.

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Koç University

^{1}TL;DR: A unified analysis of the relationships between time-domain jitter and various spectral characterizations of phase noise is presented and practical results on computing jitter from spectral phase noise characteristics for oscillators and PLLs with both white (thermal, shot) and 1/f noise are presented.

Abstract: Phase noise and timing jitter in oscillators and phase-locked loops (PLLs) are of major concern in wireless and optical communications. In this paper, a unified analysis of the relationships between time-domain jitter and various spectral characterizations of phase noise is first presented. Several notions of phase noise spectra are considered, in particular, the power-spectral density (PSD) of the excess phase noise, the PSD of the signal generated by a noisy oscillator/PLL, and the so-called single-sideband (SSB) phase noise spectrum. We investigate the origins of these phase noise spectra and discuss their mathematical soundness. A simple equation relating the variance of timing jitter to the phase noise spectrum is derived and its mathematical validity is analyzed. Then, practical results on computing jitter from spectral phase noise characteristics for oscillators and PLLs with both white (thermal, shot) and 1/f noise are presented. We are able to obtain analytical timing jitter results for free-running oscillators and first-order PLLs. A numerical procedure is used for higher order PLLs. The phase noise spectrum needed for computing jitter may be obtained from analytical phase noise models, oscillator or PLL noise analysis in a circuit simulator, or from actual measurements

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07 Nov 2004TL;DR: A stochastic integral equation method for computing the mean value and the variance of capacitance of interconnects with random surface roughness, which avoids the time-consuming Monte Carlo simulations and the discretization of rough surfaces.

Abstract: In This work we describe a stochastic integral equation method for computing the mean value and the variance of capacitance of interconnects with random surface roughness. An ensemble average Green's function is combined with a matrix Neumann expansion to compute nominal capacitance and its variance. This method avoids the time-consuming Monte Carlo simulations and the discretization of rough surfaces. Numerical experiments show that the results of the new method agree very well with Monte Carlo simulation results.

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01 May 1998TL;DR: This paper develops a solid foundation for phase noise that is valid for any oscillator, regardless of operating mechanism, and obtains an exact, nonlinear equation for phase error, which leads to a precise characterisation of timing jitter and spectral dispersion.

Abstract: Phase noise is a topic of theoretical and practical interest in electronic circuits, as well as in other fields such as optics. Although progress has been made in understanding the phenomenon, there still remain significant gaps, both in its fundamental theory and in numerical techniques for its characterisation. In this paper, we develop a solid foundation for phase noise that is valid for any oscillator, regardless of operating mechanism. We establish novel results about the dynamics of stable nonlinear oscillators in the presence of perturbations, both deterministic and random. We obtain an exact, nonlinear equation for phase error, which we solve without approximations for random perturbations. This leads us to a precise characterisation of timing jitter and spectral dispersion, for computing which we develop efficient numerical methods. We demonstrate our techniques on practical electrical oscillators, and obtain good matches with measurements even at frequencies close to the carrier, where previous techniques break down.

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TL;DR: Van Kampen as mentioned in this paper provides an extensive graduate-level introduction which is clear, cautious, interesting and readable, and could be expected to become an essential part of the library of every physical scientist concerned with problems involving fluctuations and stochastic processes.

Abstract: N G van Kampen 1981 Amsterdam: North-Holland xiv + 419 pp price Dfl 180 This is a book which, at a lower price, could be expected to become an essential part of the library of every physical scientist concerned with problems involving fluctuations and stochastic processes, as well as those who just enjoy a beautifully written book. It provides an extensive graduate-level introduction which is clear, cautious, interesting and readable.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors describe the rules of the ring, the ring population, and the need to get off the ring in order to measure the movement of a cyclic clock.

Abstract: 1980 Preface * 1999 Preface * 1999 Acknowledgements * Introduction * 1 Circular Logic * 2 Phase Singularities (Screwy Results of Circular Logic) * 3 The Rules of the Ring * 4 Ring Populations * 5 Getting Off the Ring * 6 Attracting Cycles and Isochrons * 7 Measuring the Trajectories of a Circadian Clock * 8 Populations of Attractor Cycle Oscillators * 9 Excitable Kinetics and Excitable Media * 10 The Varieties of Phaseless Experience: In Which the Geometrical Orderliness of Rhythmic Organization Breaks Down in Diverse Ways * 11 The Firefly Machine 12 Energy Metabolism in Cells * 13 The Malonic Acid Reagent ('Sodium Geometrate') * 14 Electrical Rhythmicity and Excitability in Cell Membranes * 15 The Aggregation of Slime Mold Amoebae * 16 Numerical Organizing Centers * 17 Electrical Singular Filaments in the Heart Wall * 18 Pattern Formation in the Fungi * 19 Circadian Rhythms in General * 20 The Circadian Clocks of Insect Eclosion * 21 The Flower of Kalanchoe * 22 The Cell Mitotic Cycle * 23 The Female Cycle * References * Index of Names * Index of Subjects

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TL;DR: This monograph summarizes many years of research insights in a clear and self-contained way and providest the reader with the necessary knowledge and mathematical toolsto carry out independent research in this area.

Abstract: Massive multiple-input multiple-output MIMO is one of themost promising technologies for the next generation of wirelesscommunication networks because it has the potential to providegame-changing improvements in spectral efficiency SE and energyefficiency EE. This monograph summarizes many years ofresearch insights in a clear and self-contained way and providesthe reader with the necessary knowledge and mathematical toolsto carry out independent research in this area. Starting froma rigorous definition of Massive MIMO, the monograph coversthe important aspects of channel estimation, SE, EE, hardwareefficiency HE, and various practical deployment considerations.From the beginning, a very general, yet tractable, canonical systemmodel with spatial channel correlation is introduced. This modelis used to realistically assess the SE and EE, and is later extendedto also include the impact of hardware impairments. Owing tothis rigorous modeling approach, a lot of classic "wisdom" aboutMassive MIMO, based on too simplistic system models, is shownto be questionable.

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TL;DR: This handbook is a very useful handbook for engineers, especially those working in signal processing, and provides real data bootstrap applications to illustrate the theory covered in the earlier chapters.

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