relaxation oscillator

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relaxation oscillator

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(Electronics) electronics a nonsinusoidal oscillator, the timing of which is controlled by the charge and discharge time constants of resistance and capacitance components
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Finally, the effects of the initial relaxation oscillation time are treated.
In this context the original 1-D(imensional) relaxation oscillation model proposed by Molenaar et al.
A critical factor in attaining this goal was to increase the relaxation oscillation frequency at an elevated temperature.
Relaxation oscillations are described by two alternating processes on different time scales; a long relaxation period during which the system structure approaches an equilibrium point, exchanging with a short impulsive period in which the equilibrium point transfers.
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.