Small broadband receiving antenna using a Fabry-Perot etalon

A novel concept for a broadband electric-field (E-field) receiving antenna is proposed. The reactive near field, induced by an impinging E-field, of a very short, short-circuited dipole is picked-up with the aid of an electro-optical modulator. The modulator is designed as a Fabry-Perot etalon. The laser light guided in the etalon is modulated… CONTINUE READING