Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications

Cover Image Copyright Year: 1998
Author(s): Paul F. Goldsmith
Book Type: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Photonics & Electro-Optics ;  Robotics & Control Systems
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Abstract

"The increasing commercial use of millimeter wavelengths for remote sensing, communications, and radar systems has driven the need for new low-cost, high performance systems, and with it, the need for quasioptical systems.Combining a general introduction to Gaussian beams and quasioptical propagation with practical applications, QUASIOPTICAL SYSTEMS provides a state-of-the-art treatment of the design of low-loss, broadband systems at microwave to submillimeter wavelegnths. the approach presented involved utilizing a beam with a Gaussian distribution of field strength perpendicular to its axis, which in turn propagates in a simple predictable fashion. Features include: A Convenient summary of Gaussian beam propagation formulas; Extensive coverage of present-day quasioptical components and their performance; In-depth coverage of dielectric material uses at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths; An analysis of lenses and mirrors together with design techniques; and much more!This book will be of key interest to systems designers, antenna engineers, communications systems engineers, and researchers."

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    Gaussian Beam Propagation

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  • Derivation of Basic Gaussian Beam Propagation

  • Description of Gaussian Beam Propagation

  • Geometrical Optics Limits of Gaussian Beam Propagation

  • Higher Order Gaussian Beam Mode Solutions of the Paraxial Wave Equation

  • The Size of Gaussian Beam Modes

  • Gaussian Beam Measurement

  • Inverse Formulas for Gaussian Beam Propagation

  • The Paraxial Limit and Improved Solutions to the Wave Equation

  • Alternative Derivation of the Gaussian Beam Propagation Formula

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    Gaussian Beam Transformation

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
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    This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ray Matrices and the Complex Beam Parameter

  • Gaussian Beam Transformation by Focusing Elements

  • Mode Matching

  • Complex Beam Parameter and Smith Chart Representation

  • Transformation of Higher Order Gaussian Beam Modes

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    Gaussian Beam Coupling

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  • Introduction

  • Axially Aligned Beams

  • Tilted Beams

  • Offset Beams

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    Practical Aspects of Quasioptical Focusing Elements

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
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  • Introduction

  • Single-Pixel and Imaging Systems

  • The Eikonal Equation

  • Refractive Focusing Elements

  • Zoned Lenses

  • Zone Plate Lenses

  • Metallic Lenses

  • Reflective Focusing Elements

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    Gaussian Beams and Antenna Feed Systems

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
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  • Introduction

  • Antenna Efficiency and Aperture Illumination

  • Aperture Efficiency

  • Radiation Patterns

  • Extended Sources

  • Defocusing Due to Secondary Motion in Cassegrain Systems

  • Requirements on the Beam Waist

  • Reflection Due to Central Blockage in Cassegrain Systems

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    Gaussian Beam Coupling to Radiating Elements

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
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    This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Expansion in Gaussian Beam Modes: General Considerations

  • Radius of Curvature

  • Beam Radius

  • Beam Waist Location and Complex Amplitudes

  • Gaussian Beam Modes for Feed Elements of Various Types

  • Summary of Fundamental Mode Coupling Coefficients

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    FrequencyIndependent Quasioptical Components

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
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  • Introduction

  • Path Length Modulators/Delay Lines

  • Polarization Processing Components

  • Polarization Transducers and Wave Plates

  • Quasioptical Hybrids

  • Quasioptical Attenuators and Power Dividers

  • Quasioptical Ferrite Devices

  • Quasioptical Absorbers and Calibration Loads

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    Quasioptical FrequencySelective Components

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
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  • Introduction

  • Planar Structures

  • Thick Structure: Perforated Plates

  • Interferometers

  • Interferometers of Other Types

  • Layered Dielectrics

  • Multiple-Grid Filters

  • Diffraction Gratings

  • Resonators

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    Active Quasioptical Devices

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
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    This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Bulk Coupled Quasioptical Devices

  • Quasioptical Planar Arrays

  • Cavity-Coupled Quasioptical Devices

  • Spatial Power Combining

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    Quasioptical System Design: Principles and Examples

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
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    This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Design Methodology and General Guidelines

  • System Design Examples

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliographic Notes

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    Bibliography

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
    Page(s): 359 - 405
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    Wiley-IEEE Press eBook Chapters

    "The increasing commercial use of millimeter wavelengths for remote sensing, communications, and radar systems has driven the need for new low-cost, high performance systems, and with it, the need for quasioptical systems.Combining a general introduction to Gaussian beams and quasioptical propagation with practical applications, QUASIOPTICAL SYSTEMS provides a state-of-the-art treatment of the design of low-loss, broadband systems at microwave to submillimeter wavelegnths. the approach presented involved utilizing a beam with a Gaussian distribution of field strength perpendicular to its axis, which in turn propagates in a simple predictable fashion. Features include: A Convenient summary of Gaussian beam propagation formulas; Extensive coverage of present-day quasioptical components and their performance; In-depth coverage of dielectric material uses at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths; An analysis of lenses and mirrors together with design techniques; and much more!This book will be of key interest to systems designers, antenna engineers, communications systems engineers, and researchers." View full abstract»

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    Index

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
    Page(s): 407 - 410
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    Wiley-IEEE Press eBook Chapters

    "The increasing commercial use of millimeter wavelengths for remote sensing, communications, and radar systems has driven the need for new low-cost, high performance systems, and with it, the need for quasioptical systems.Combining a general introduction to Gaussian beams and quasioptical propagation with practical applications, QUASIOPTICAL SYSTEMS provides a state-of-the-art treatment of the design of low-loss, broadband systems at microwave to submillimeter wavelegnths. the approach presented involved utilizing a beam with a Gaussian distribution of field strength perpendicular to its axis, which in turn propagates in a simple predictable fashion. Features include: A Convenient summary of Gaussian beam propagation formulas; Extensive coverage of present-day quasioptical components and their performance; In-depth coverage of dielectric material uses at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths; An analysis of lenses and mirrors together with design techniques; and much more!This book will be of key interest to systems designers, antenna engineers, communications systems engineers, and researchers." View full abstract»

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    About the Author

    Quasioptical Systems:Gaussian Beam Quasioptical Propogation and Applications
    Page(s): 411 - 412
    Copyright Year: 1998

    Wiley-IEEE Press eBook Chapters

    "The increasing commercial use of millimeter wavelengths for remote sensing, communications, and radar systems has driven the need for new low-cost, high performance systems, and with it, the need for quasioptical systems.Combining a general introduction to Gaussian beams and quasioptical propagation with practical applications, QUASIOPTICAL SYSTEMS provides a state-of-the-art treatment of the design of low-loss, broadband systems at microwave to submillimeter wavelegnths. the approach presented involved utilizing a beam with a Gaussian distribution of field strength perpendicular to its axis, which in turn propagates in a simple predictable fashion. Features include: A Convenient summary of Gaussian beam propagation formulas; Extensive coverage of present-day quasioptical components and their performance; In-depth coverage of dielectric material uses at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths; An analysis of lenses and mirrors together with design techniques; and much more!This book will be of key interest to systems designers, antenna engineers, communications systems engineers, and researchers." View full abstract»



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