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    Light-controlled photonics-based mm-wave beam switch

    Yurchenko, V. and Ciydem, M. and Gradziel, Marcin and Murphy, J.Anthony and Altintas, A. (2016) Light-controlled photonics-based mm-wave beam switch. Optics Express, 24 (15). pp. 16471-16478. ISSN 1094-4087

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    We present experimental investigation of light-controlled photonics-enhanced quasi-optical mm-wave beam switch operating at a resonant frequency in the mm-wave band of 75 to 110 GHz. The switch is implemented as a Bragg structure with a resonant layer of high-resistivity silicon that creates a narrow transmission peak within the mm-wave propagation gap. The peak amplitude is sensitive to the intensity of light pulses illuminating the structure. When using a silicon wafer of 30 KOhm · cm resistivity and light pulses created by a 400W LED-array light source, we achieved mm-wave transmission peak modulation exceeding 15 dB.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: (250.6715) Switching; (350.4010) Microwaves; (250.0250) Optoelectronics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 9792
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    Depositing User: Dr. Marcin Lukasz Gradziel
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2018 14:24
    Journal or Publication Title: Optics Express
    Publisher: Optical Society of America
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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