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Optically activated GaAs MMIC switch for microwave and millimeter wave applications
Author(s): Arthur C. Paolella; Asher Madjar; Peter R. Herczfeld; Dana Sturzebecher
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Paper Abstract

Optical control of microwave devices particularly MMIC is a rapidly growing research area. The GaAs MESFET is the prime candidate as the optical detector for MMIC applications. In this paper a theoretical analysis is presented which predicts the photoresponse in the MESFET. The analysis includes both internal and external photovoltaic and photoconductive effects. The paper also describes the operation of an optically activated GaAs MMIC switch using GaAs MESFET as the optical detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1378, Optically Activated Switching, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25063
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur C. Paolella, U.S. Army Lab. Command (United States)
Asher Madjar, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Peter R. Herczfeld, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Dana Sturzebecher, U.S. Army Lab. Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1378:
Optically Activated Switching
Fred J. Zutavern, Editor(s)

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