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Optically implemented synthesis of microwave frequencies
Author(s): Edward C. Malarkey; Dickron Mergerian; C. Y. Lyu; M. M. Driscoll; Irwin J. Abramovitz; D. E. Flechsig; Anastasios P. Goutzoulis; D. Kenneth Davies
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Paper Abstract

An optical approach to the implementation of RF synthesis is described which utilizes the single-sideband feature of acousto-optic modulation to achieve synthesis via the mix-and-divide approach without the use of filters. Alternative approaches to reference signal switching are examined, and their relative advantages evaluated. Preliminary experimental results are presented which demonstrate that the required signal purity and spurious signal suppression can be achieved in the mixing and detection of two AO-modulated beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1703, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VI and Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas III, (2 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138412
Show Author Affiliations
Edward C. Malarkey, Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group (United States)
Dickron Mergerian, Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group (United States)
C. Y. Lyu, Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group (United States)
M. M. Driscoll, Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group (United States)
Irwin J. Abramovitz, Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group (United States)
D. E. Flechsig, Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group (United States)
Anastasios P. Goutzoulis, Westinghouse Science and Technology Ctr. (United States)
D. Kenneth Davies, Westinghouse Science and Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1703:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VI and Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas III
Shi-Kay Yao; Brian M. Hendrickson, Editor(s)

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