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Coherent Optical Hybrid Techniques For Spectrum Analysis
Author(s): T. R. Bader
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Paper Abstract

A hybrid optical approach to coherent spectrum analysis realizes gains associated with time-integrating techniques while still retaining some of the advantages of space-integrating techniques. Measurement of large time-bandwidth spectra is performed with high sensitivity, efficiency, and range of detectable signal power levels, particularly in large bandwidth applications, where an optically transformed periodic chirp forms a distributed local oscillator as a reference for time integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0185, Optical Processing Systems, (10 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957486
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T. R. Bader, ESL Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0185:
Optical Processing Systems
William T. Rhodes, Editor(s)

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