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Optical Engineering

Characteristics Of Acousto-Optic Devices For Signal Processors
Author(s): I. C. Chang; D. L. Hecht
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Paper Abstract

This paper analyzes the device characteristics of acousto-optic Bragg cells for signal processing applications. Design parameters of efficiency, bandwidth, resolution and side lobes, and distortion are considered. Phase distortion is of particular importance in imaging type acousto-optic signal processors such as correlators and convolvers. Techniques for optimizing these performance fac-tors are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(1) 210176 doi: 10.1117/12.7972862
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 1
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I. C. Chang, Applied Technology (United States)
D. L. Hecht, Applied Technology (United States)


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