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Optical rf architecture
Author(s): Michael D. St. John
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Paper Abstract

The development of an optical based RF architecture will benefit modern avionics, collection, and radar systems. Work to date in this field has led to the development of the current transmission line components (mach zehnder modulators, optical detectors, and fiber optic line), but the performance of these approaches is less than stellar. What is needed is a roadmap to develop optical components that can work together to replace entire systems with more functionality for the size, weight, and cost of typical RF approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2844, Photonics and Radio Frequency, (22 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259021
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Michael D. St. John, California Microwave, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2844:
Photonics and Radio Frequency
Brian M. Hendrickson, Editor(s)

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