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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1971
  • pp: 1012–1015

Derivation of the General Expression for the Heterodyne Output Voltage of a Photoresistive Detector

O. Zucker  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 5, pp. 1012-1015 (1971)

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We extend the theory of photoresistive heterodyne detectors to include the cases where two electromagnetic fields propagate in different directions and detector dimensions include many wavelengths of the heterodyned signal. Our theory shows that the amplitude of the time-varying component of photoconductivity has a [(sinA)/A (sinB)/B] dependence. The argument of each sampling function depends upon the difference in propagation constants of the two waves in the transverse and longitudinal directions, respectively. The significance of these results to the experimenter is discussed.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 28, 1970
Published: May 1, 1971

O. Zucker, "Derivation of the General Expression for the Heterodyne Output Voltage of a Photoresistive Detector," Appl. Opt. 10, 1012-1015 (1971)

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