injection locking


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injection locking

[in′jek·shən ¦läk·iŋ]
(electronics)
The capture or synchronization of a free-running oscillator by a weak injected signal at a frequency close to the natural oscillator frequency or to one of its subharmonics; used for frequency stabilization in IMPATT or magnetron microwave oscillators, gas-laser oscillators, and many other types of oscillators.
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The rto is needed to characterize the devices the group makes for injection locking experiments, measurement of relaxation oscillations of lasers, and narrow line width measurements of lasers.
In the past, high speed transmitter/receiver functions were plagued by injection locking, noise and crosstalk problems.
In the past, high-speed transmitter/receiver functions were plagued by injection locking, noise and cross talk problems.
High-speed transceiver functions using multiple PLLs have been plagued by injection locking, noise and crosstalk problems," said John Schaefer, Vitesse product marketing manager.