Accession Number:

ADA512408

Title:

Spatial Power Splitting and Combining Based on the Talbot Effect

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The Talbot effect, a multimode interference phenomenon, is investigated as a technique for combining power from solid-state devices in order to generate higher levels of microwave and millimeter-wave power in a process referred to as quasioptical or spatial power combining. We explore the feasibility of using the Talbot effect to implement a 1 x 8 power splitter and an 8 x 1 power combiner at 94 GHz. We report the first demonstration of the multimode interface phenomenon in a planar waveguide at 8 GHz.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE