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Integrated Optics for Microwave and Millimeter Wave Detection and Signal Processing
Author(s): W. Charczenko; H. Klotz; P. Matthews; A. R. Mickelson
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Paper Abstract

Integrated optical electrooptic modulators can play a crucial role in the sensing, control and processing of microwave and millimeter wave signals of phased array antenna systems. Integrated optical single side band modulators with narrowband resonant microwave electrode structures can serve as ideal microwave/optical transducers for antenna elements. The single side band modulation scheme allows the encoding of the microwave frequency and phase information onto an optical carrier shifted by the microwave frequency. This allows the use of coherent optical techniques for beam steering and signal processing of microwave signals used in phased array antenna systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1177, Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics, (5 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963326
Show Author Affiliations
W. Charczenko, University of Colorado (United States)
H. Klotz, University of Colorado (United States)
P. Matthews, University of Colorado (United States)
A. R. Mickelson, University of Colorado (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1177:
Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics
Leon McCaughan; Mark A. Mentzer; Song-Tsuen Peng; Henry J. Wojtunik; Ka Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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