Radar and electronic warfare applications of multigigahertz optical components and systems
Henry F. Taylor
Recent advances in wideband components for use in optical fiber systems have been very impressive. Laser diodes have shown 3 dB modulation band-widths near 20 GHz at room temperature and external modulators with similar high-frequency performance have been reported. Bandwidths as high as 100 GHz have been achieved in semiconductor photodiodes. Performance of these components at such high frequencies opens a new realm of possibilities for the use of optics in military systems.
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