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Gemini Fallout On ISO.

18
Yield
Why do the units that pass
the 25dB spec fail at 30dB?

Unit SN

Failure

G92LC2000479

M2, low ports (2), 0dB

G92LC2000443

M1, M2 high ports (9),


0 and 2.5dB

G92LC2000428

Contamination

G92LC2000424

contamination

G92LCN000302

M2, low ports, 0dB

G92LCN000303

M2, low ports, 0dB

Unit G92LC2000479

Failure near high edge of the frequency band


Slope value at 196250: 5.45

Unit G92LC2000479

port angles
second order
P1

0.5

0.7

P3

P2

0.9

P4

1.1

P5

1.3

P6

1.5
port angles

P7

P8

1.7

P9

1.9

P10

2.1

P11

2.3

2.5

Most probable cause of this failure is : since the second orders are not
optimally placed between ports, due to the unfortunately higher than
normal slope for this particular unit, the grating was clipped at the
high frequency and therefore some leakage from P2 into port P7 at
higher frequencies. Slopes at lower frequencies were lower, so no

Unit G92LC2000443

PT 9 fails on both M1 and M2

Unit G92LC2000443 contd

High slope values on P9 M1 might explain


the failure; however slope values on M2
are nominal.
Yet isolation seems to be better on M1.
7
Pixel
periods used : M1 : 6.1 and M2: 6.
M1
M2

6
5

slope

4
3
2
1
0
-1
1.91

1.92

1.93

1.94
frequency (GHz)

1.95

1.96

1.97
5

x 10

Unit G92LCN000302
High slope near higher end of the
spectrum on the lower ports, ~ 7.86.4.

Unit G92LCN000303

High slope near higher end of the


spectrum on PT3 ~ 5.85.