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Switched photonic delay line for phased-array antenna control using externally modulated microwave fiber optic link
Author(s): Nicholas Madamopoulos; Nabeel A. Riza
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Paper Abstract

The first demonstration of a 4-bit binary photonic delay line using ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) devices and externally modulated S/C band fiber-optic link is presented. A Mach-Zehnder integrated-optic modulator is used to modulate the light. This photonic delay line uses FLC optical on/off devices for optical path switching and active polarization noise filtering. Three dimensional imaging optics and antireflection coated optics are used to minimize photonic delay line insertion losses and interchannel crosstalk. Signal-to-noise ratio measurements as well as interchannel isolation crosstalk analysis is performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3160, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283933
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Nicholas Madamopoulos, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Nabeel A. Riza, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3160:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII
Anastasios P. Goutzoulis, Editor(s)

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