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A 1 GHz Acousto-Optic Photorecorder
Author(s): Wm. S. Oakley; R. A. Coppock
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Paper Abstract

A wideband photorecording technique has been developed which will coherently record signals of 1 GHz bandwidth. Strobe illumination of the travelling acoustic wave pattern inside a wideband acousto-optic Bragg cell with sub-nanosecond laser pulses allows recording of the signal waveform by imaging the diffracted light onto photographic film. Coherent readout of a one millisecond record has demonstrated a signal to noise ratio of 25 dB (Speak/Navg).

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0090, Acousto-Optics: Device Development/Instrumentation/Applications, (30 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955063
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Wm. S. Oakley, GTE Sylvania Incorporated (United States)
R. A. Coppock, GTE Sylvania Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0090:
Acousto-Optics: Device Development/Instrumentation/Applications
Joseph B. Houston, Editor(s)

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