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Acousto-Optic Parallel Channel Wideband Receiver
Author(s): J. H. Zablotney; M. R. Price
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the performance of a wideband acousto-optic receiver whose function is targeted towards electronic warfare receiver applications. The receiver design employs a conventional acousto-optic spectrum analyzer which is followed by a linear fiber optic array to sense the emerging light. Each fiber in the array is connected to its own photo-detector, video amplifier and threshold circuitry thus providing channelized receiver operation. The array circuitry is interfaced with a digital processor which can analyze the array output in real time. In this paper a preliminary account of receiver performance will be discussed in terms of measured sensitivity, dynamic range and frequency resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0185, Optical Processing Systems, (10 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957490
Show Author Affiliations
J. H. Zablotney, E-Systems, Inc. (United States)
M. R. Price, Litton Industries (United States)

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

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