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Extended microwave-to-optical transformation (MOT) method for electric field analysis of microwave circuits and components
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Paper Abstract

The Microwave-to-Optical Transformation (MOT) method, reported previously, makes use of an optical thin film filter design took known as the Optical Admittance Diagram, the characteristic matrix and the quarter wave rule. Stripline elements are re-configured and modeled as sequential quarter wave optically thin film layers. The previous work was qualitative and mainly focused on the intuitively useful analysis that the MOT method offers the microwave engineer. A more rigorous formalism shall be presented in this paper which allows the computation of E- Field, both amplitude and phase. In addition, new graphical techniques that provide the designer further insight will accompany the E-field analysis. This is a novel extension of the previous work. Microwave and optical computing circuits and components that span a vast wavelength range may be adaptable to this technique depending on their specific utilization. This paper will first develop an extension of the MOT method for electric field strength characterization. Secondly, this technique will be applied to the Wilkinson Power Divider used in the previous work. Use of this already MOT-characterized stripline component will validate the utility of this technique by also analyzing the electric field through the same simple microwave circuit. Finally, this technique will be applied to the design of a co-planar waveguide transition component used for launching power to a Field Emitter Array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3702, Intense Microwave Pulses VI, (1 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351216
Show Author Affiliations
Charmaine Cisneros Franck, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Jerome B. Franck, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (United States)
Lewis F. DeSandre, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3702:
Intense Microwave Pulses VI
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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