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9 November 1987 Optical Techniques For Wide Bandwidth Microwave Spectrum Analysis
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This paper reports on a microwave spectrum analyzer demonstration that processes the RF signals with optical techniques. Signals in the 1 to 18 GHz band are channelized to a resolution of .74 GHz. The channelization is performed by modulating the RF signals onto a laser carrier, and then using two Eschelle diffraction gratings to demultiplex the signals according to frequency. The channelized output is monitored with a linear detector array. The report discusses the demonstration design, configuration and results.
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E M Alexander "Optical Techniques For Wide Bandwidth Microwave Spectrum Analysis", Proc. SPIE 0789, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III, (9 November 1987);

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