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Miniature Interferometric Spectrum Analyzer
Author(s): Mark D. Koontz
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Paper Abstract

Dynamic range is a key performance parameter in spectrum analyzers. The dynamic range of a Bragg cell spectrum analyzer is generally limited by the dynamic range of the self-scanned photodetector arrays. During the past four years, advances in interferometric techniques have overcome this basic limitation demonstrating spectrum analyzers with nearly twice the dynamic range (measured in decibels) as their earlier counterparts. This paper will describe a system based on the interferometric architecture which is also small and compact in size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0639, Optical Information Processing II, (24 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964333
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Mark D. Koontz, Harris Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0639:
Optical Information Processing II
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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