Active and Passive Electronic Components

Active and Passive Electronic Components / 1995 / Article

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Volume 17 |Article ID 067190 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1995/67190

P. Bhushan Mital, "Optically Controlled Microwave Attenuators", Active and Passive Electronic Components, vol. 17, Article ID 067190, 8 pages, 1995. https://doi.org/10.1155/1995/67190

Optically Controlled Microwave Attenuators

Received02 Aug 1994
Accepted07 Sep 1994

Abstract

The concept of photoconductivity is utilized in a number of microwave applications such as switches and attenuators. Optically controlled microwave attenuators prove an alternative to the conventional attenuators due to their simplicity, easy of operation, and very narrow ranges of continuously varying attenuation levels available. This paper describes the design of such configurations of optically controlled attenuators on a microstrip line fabricated on a semiconductor substrate.

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