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Optoelectronic arbitrary-waveform generator for radar applications
Author(s): Sylvie Tonda-Goldstein; Daniel Dolfi; Jean-Pierre Huignard; Philippe Sape; Guillaume Granger; Jean Chazelas
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Paper Abstract

An optoelectronic arbitrary-waveform generator has been proposed and experimentally developed for radar applications. It permits generating predefined waveforms by driving the amplitudes and phase shifts of optically carried microwave signals. The optical architecture combines a high-resolution frequency shifter (for the heterodyne generation of the microwave signal) with spatial light modulators (for the parallel control of amplitudes and phases). Such a waveform generator can be attractive for target recognition or for target simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 39(12) doi: 10.1117/1.1327901
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 39, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Sylvie Tonda-Goldstein, Thomson-CSF (France)
Daniel Dolfi, Thomson-CSF (France)
Jean-Pierre Huignard, Thomson-CSF (France)
Philippe Sape, Thomson-CSF (France)
Guillaume Granger, Thomson-CSF (France)
Jean Chazelas, Thomson-CSF (France)

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