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Spectrum Analysis Using Acousto-Optic Techniques
Author(s): John P. Lindley; Howard L. Nurse
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Paper Abstract

The Acousto-Optic Spectrum Analyzer (AOSA) is probably the simplest optical processor with practical value. It performs a single dimensional real-time Fourier transform using only four active components, a light source, Bragg cell, transform lens, and a photodetector array. A description of the basic operating parameters of the AOSA when used for radar signal processing is presented by comparing a traditional ray trace with a process element diagram and an electrical equivalent circuit. Selected applications and off-the-air results are included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1977
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0128, Effective Utilization of Optics in Radar Systems, (28 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955976
Show Author Affiliations
John P. Lindley, Applied Technology Division of Itek (United States)
Howard L. Nurse, Applied Technology Division of Itek (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0128:
Effective Utilization of Optics in Radar Systems
Bernard W. Vatz, Editor(s)

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