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Cost-effective optical switch matrix for microwave phased array
Author(s): Jing-Jong Pan; Seung Lam Chau; Wei-Zhong Li; Charles H. Grove
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Paper Abstract

An all-fiber (6x6) optical shutter switch matrix with the control system for microwave phased array has been demonstrated. The device offers the advantages of integrated configuration, low cost, low power consumption, small size, and light weight. The maximum extinction ratio (among 36 individual pixel) of this switch matrix at 840 nm is 24.2 dB, and the switching time is less than 120 microsec. In addition to phased array application, this low cost switch matrix is extremely attractive for fiber optic switching networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45568
Show Author Affiliations
Jing-Jong Pan, E-Tek Dynamics, Inc. (United States)
Seung Lam Chau, E-Tek Dynamics, Inc. (United States)
Wei-Zhong Li, E-Tek Dynamics, Inc. (United States)
Charles H. Grove, NASA/Kennedy Space Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1476:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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