Accession Number:

ADD019671

Title:

Opto-Electronically Controlled RF Waveguide

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 28 May 1998, patented 19 Oct 1999

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-10-19

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

An opto-electronically controlled waveguide includes a waveguide a finline mounted in the waveguide a photovoltaic switch operably electrically connected to the finline and a light source for generating an optical signal for modulating the photovoltaic switch. Modulation of the photovoltaic switch by intensity modulating the optical signal allows modulation of the insertion loss of the waveguide without the need for a DC bias.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE