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Optical Engineering

Optical processor for array antenna beam shaping and steering
Author(s): Kent A. Nickerson; Paul E. Jessop; Simon Haykin
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Paper Abstract

An optical processor for phased-array antenna beamforming has been demonstrated. It is capable of providing real-time control of both antenna beam steering and beam shaping in one or two dimensions, with an rms phase linearity of 5 bits. The functions of beam shaping and steering are combined through a magneto-optic spatial light modulator (SLM), which is fast, small, and simple to use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(10) doi: 10.1117/12.55973
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Kent A. Nickerson, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Paul E. Jessop, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Simon Haykin, McMaster Univ. (Canada)

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