Quantum 1/f noise and the resulting phase noise in high-stability resonant sensors
"The size of oscillators affects not only operating frequency, but noise levels as well. Thermal noise and nonequilibrium noise both are inversely proportional to size, while 1/f noise is proportional to size at quartz sizes blow the phonon coherence length. The size limit for a specific sensor design is then limited by 1/f, thermal, and nonequilibrium noise. As the size of the resonator sensor decreases the normally dominant 1/f term decreases until it is not the limiting term. The ultimate lower size limit for any given BAW, SAW, or MEMS sensor design can thus be calculated for the first time from first principles based on the quantum 1/f formulas. Device design criteria are very important as the sizes and frequency domains of sensors become smaller and larger respectively"--Abstract, leaf iii.
Ph. D. in Physics
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 141 leaves
© 2005 Adam Gregory Tournier, All rights reserved.
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Acoustic surface wave devices
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Tournier, Adam Gregory, "Quantum 1/f noise and the resulting phase noise in high-stability resonant sensors" (2005). Doctoral Dissertations. 1672.