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Optical Engineering

An Integrated Optical RF Spectrum Analyzer
Author(s): M. C. Hamilton; D. A. Wille; W. J. Miceli
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Paper Abstract

A concept for performing RF spectrum analysis using the tech-nology of Integrated Optics is described. Such devices could achieve frequency resolution of about 1 MHz over bandwidths up to 1 GHz in a very small and potentially low cost package. The principles of operation, design constraints, and possible circuit configurations are discussed. The state-of-the-art of key component technologies is also reviewed. The performance levels of the key components are nearing the point which would permit their integration in a complete circuit for a feasibility demonstration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1977
PDF: -474 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(5) doi: 10.1117/12.7972119
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
M. C. Hamilton, U. S. Air Force Avionics Laboratory (United States)
D. A. Wille, U. S. Air Force Avionics Laboratory (United States)
W. J. Miceli, U. S. Air Force Avionics Laboratory (United States)


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