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Three Terminal Microwave-Optical PIN Diode and its Application in Microwave Circuits
1985 / IEEE
This item was taken from the IEEE Periodical ' Three Terminal Microwave-Optical PIN Diode and its Application in Microwave Circuits ' There is a growing interest in optically controlled microwave devices and systems. This paper is concerned with the design, fabrication, modeling and application of optically stimulated microwave PIN diodes. A microwave PIN device was modified to facilitate optical injection of carriers into the intrinsic region. The optical port transforms the PIN into a three terminal device. The device was characterized at low frequencies and its utilization as a phase-shifter and as a switch were explored at X-band. Based on these results recommendations for improved performance were developed.