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    Millimetre-Wave Optics Design & Verification

    O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Murphy, J.Anthony and Withington, Stafford and Yassin, Ghassan and Atad-Ettedgui, Eli and Duncan, William and Henry, David and Jellema, Willem and van de Stadt, H. (2002) Millimetre-Wave Optics Design & Verification. AIP Conference Proceedings, 616 (1). pp. 290-294. ISSN 0094-243X

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    Microwave background astronomy requires very high performance millimetre-wave optical systems. However, compact quasi-optics are difficult to design with any confidence using techniques developed for visible wavelengths. In this paper we investigate the performance of existing software design tools (ASAP, CODE V, GLAD) as well as a Gaussian beam mode analysis technique not yet available as commercial software. We have devised a set of test cases and used these to study the underlying methodologies and physics of these packages and we look at their ability to analyse millimetre systems and components. We have used GRASP as our benchmark software.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: high performance millimetre-wave optical systems; design tools; ASAP; CODE V; GLAD; Gaussian beam mode analysis; GRASP;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 14093
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    Depositing User: Dr. Anthony Murphy
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2021 15:19
    Journal or Publication Title: AIP Conference Proceedings
    Publisher: American Institute of Physics
    Refereed: Yes

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