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Frequency-Variant Signal Waveform Processing Using 2-D Optical Processors
Author(s): James M. Florence; William T. Rhodes
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Paper Abstract

A general optical system for processing temporal signal waveforms is described. In this system, a frequency-variant spectrum analyzer system is used in conjunction with an interferometric optical hetero-dyne processor. The capability of the frequency-variant analyzer to control the position and resolution of signal components allows for the general mixing of a signal and a local oscillator. This mixing results in a frequency dependent redistribution of the signal components useful for bandwidth compression and expansion or for more general spread-spectrum signaling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0185, Optical Processing Systems, (10 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957487
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James M. Florence, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
William T. Rhodes, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


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

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