Realization of true-time delay lines based on acoustooptics

Pál Maák, István Frigyes, László Jakab, István Habermayer, Mihály Gyukics, P. Richter

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Abstract

A true-time optical delay line for short radiofrequency (RF) pulses using path length dispersion is proposed. It is an optical implementation of the linear phase-shift theorem of the Fourier transformation. Acoustooptic signal processing is used for conversion into the optical frequency domain and for spatial Fourier decomposition of the pulse. The processing of the pulse is obtained by differentially phase shifting the particular frequency components, followed by a heterodyne reconversion into the RF domain. The optical system is intended to be used for delaying, but also for shaping and filtering of RF pulses, mainly in phased array radar antennas. Theoretical analysis of the system principle is given together with experimental results, demonstrating 2-μs time delay of 0.5-μs-long pulses with maximum optical phase shift of 1.2π. A detailed theoretical and experimental bandwidth analysis is carried out, pointing to the main technical problems and their solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-739
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - ápr. 2002

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Acoustooptical effects
Electric delay lines
delay lines
Phase shift
Time delay
time lag
Radar antennas
Antenna phased arrays
pulses
Optical systems
Signal processing
Decomposition
Bandwidth
phase shift
radar antennas
Processing
Fourier transformation
phased arrays
signal processing
theorems

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Realization of true-time delay lines based on acoustooptics. / Maák, Pál; Frigyes, István; Jakab, László; Habermayer, István; Gyukics, Mihály; Richter, P.

In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 20, No. 4, 04.2002, p. 730-739.

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Maák, P, Frigyes, I, Jakab, L, Habermayer, I, Gyukics, M & Richter, P 2002, 'Realization of true-time delay lines based on acoustooptics', Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 730-739. https://doi.org/10.1109/50.996597
Maák, Pál ; Frigyes, István ; Jakab, László ; Habermayer, István ; Gyukics, Mihály ; Richter, P. / Realization of true-time delay lines based on acoustooptics. In: Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2002 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 730-739.
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