nonlinear reactance

nonlinear reactance

[′nän‚lin·ē·ər rē′ak·təns]
(electronics)
The behavior of a coil or capacitor whose voltage drop is not proportional to the rate of change of current through the coil, or the charge on the capacitor.
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The method could readily be extended to include more significant nonlinear reactance for application to lasers exhibiting with-memory nonlinearity.
The third chapter dicusses multipliers and parametric devices, including practical nonlinear reactance devices and frequency multipliers using step recovery diodes.
Nonlinear reactance devices, such as varactors, are diodes whose junctions are optimized for a voltage-dependent depletion layer capacitance.
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