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Phased Array Beamforming Using Acousto-Optic Techniques
Author(s): I. C. Chang; S. S. Tarng
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes realizable acousto-optic configurations for the implementation of phased array beamformers. The simple system is capable of generating a distribution of wideband radio frequency (RF) signals with controlled phases. A laboratory demonstration model of the acousto-optic beamformer was built using a pair of Bragg cells and a 10-channel fiber-detector array. Experimental results show that a large phase excursion is obtainable simply by tuning the frequency of the control signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0936, Advances in Optical Information Processing III, (22 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946930
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I. C. Chang, Litton System Inc. (United States)
S. S. Tarng, Litton System Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0936:
Advances in Optical Information Processing III
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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