A 40 dB gain RF Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) matched to a photodiode input is designed using TOUCHSTONE (S-parameter based CAD software), built, and tested. The RF LNA formed the detector of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer constructed with single mode fiber, coupler, Gradient Index Rod Acousto-optic modulator (ADM) . (GRINROD) lenses, and an The ADM is used to frequency shift the optical frequency by 125 MHz, and the motion of a GRINROD lens is used to produce an optical phase shift that is recovered at the detector as an electrical phase shift by using heterodyne detection . Finite Hankel transforms are employed to analyze the transfer characteristics of the GRINROD lens. A phased array antenna application is discussed, and array factor patterns are simulated .
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Sherwood, John E., "Optical interferometric formation of phased array antenna footprint/" (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4339.