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Mandatory Fields
Madamopoulos, Nicholas; Riza, Nabeel A.
Proceedings of SPIE, 3160, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII, Optical Science, Engineering and Instrumentation '97
Adaptable delay balanced loss switched photonic time delay modules for antenna arrays
Optional Fields
Photonic beam-forming Photonic delay lines Phased array antennas Phased array optics Signal to noise ratio Reflectivity Polarization Antennas Signal attenuation Optical fibers
San Diego, USA
A binary photonic delay line (PDL) module is proposed that gives balanced or equal gain/loss switched states. The module is based on a reflective and symmetric geometry and is adjustable to a wide range of time delays. Theoretical analysis as well as experimental demonstration of the proposed PDL architecture is performed. Issues such as electrical signal-to-noise ratio and relative output signal power between the two PDL settings are discussed.
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