High-Speed Digital Microwave Transmitter Utilizing Optical Modulation

R. A. Kiehl, R. E. Hibray

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A novel solid-state microwave transmitter which is capable of high-speed digital modulation at high RF power levels, and yet is a simple single-stage design, has been realized. This has been accomplished by illuminating a TRAPATT diode with a stream of optical pulses from a GaAlAs laser diode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)708-709
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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