1 October 1995 Traveling interference pattern photodetector for microwave signals
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We report a novel straightforward theoretical analysis and improved high frequency experimental performance of a new type resonant photodetector. A large detection volume is provided by a synchronous drift of photogenerated carriers with a moving interference pattern in a photoconductor. It appears to be suitable for optical generation of microwave signals at high power levels. Performances as a function of applied electric field, photocarrier lifetime, fringe period, and optical power level are analyzed. Experimental results using a GaAs photoconductive layer are presented at frequency f equals 1.6 GHz.
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Thomas Merlet, Thomas Merlet, Daniel Dolfi, Daniel Dolfi, Jean-Pierre Huignard, Jean-Pierre Huignard, } "Traveling interference pattern photodetector for microwave signals", Proc. SPIE 2560, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VII, (1 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218531; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218531


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