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Phase Corrections for Weighted Acoustic Surface-Wave Dispersive Filters (Correspondence)

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Phase errors incurred by a surface acoustic wave propagating through or generated by an apodized interdigital array have been found to cause severe distortions of the filter response. The amount of error is a function of the piezoelectric coupling constant of the delay material and it is found that the distortions are most severe in high-coupling materials. A simple modification to the current method of array design is presented which corrects this phase error. Experimental results for a pulse-compression loop using apodized lithium-niobate surface-wave filters are presented which demonstrate the effectiveness of this method of phase correction.

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IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 2 )