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Source Requirements For Optical Generation Of Microwave Carriers
Author(s): William C Eppers
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the character-istics required of optical lasers if they are to satisfactorily generate microwave R.F. signals. Two applications are considered, an airborne pulse doppler radar and a radar warning receiver. The main feature of each application is the necessity or desirability of generating the master R.F. signal at relatively large distances from the antenna. It is shown that the state of the art of semiconductor lasers is not equal to the requirements imposed by these applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0789, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III, (9 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940717
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William C Eppers, Wright State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0789:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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