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Optical Heterodyne Detection Of Partially Coherent Radiation
Author(s): Walter Chiou
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Paper Abstract

Optical heterodyne detection of partially coherent cross-spectrally pure radiation is considered. A general formulation of the problem based on the photodetection statistics is presented first. Effects of temporal and spatial coherence of the signal on the heterodyne detection efficiency are then presented. Four limiting cases classified by the signal radiation coherence properties are considered in detail. The heterodyne antenna property, local oscillator (LO) laser requirement, and effects of radiation statistics on the heterodyne efficiency are also considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1979
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 0194, Applications of Optical Coherence, (25 October 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957920
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Walter Chiou, AIL (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0194:
Applications of Optical Coherence
William H. Carter, Editor(s)

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