1 October 1977 An Integrated Optical RF Spectrum Analyzer
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Abstract
A concept for performing RF spectrum analysis using the tech-nology of Integrated Optics is described. Such devices could achieve frequency resolution of about 1 MHz over bandwidths up to 1 GHz in a very small and potentially low cost package. The principles of operation, design constraints, and possible circuit configurations are discussed. The state-of-the-art of key component technologies is also reviewed. The performance levels of the key components are nearing the point which would permit their integration in a complete circuit for a feasibility demonstration.
M. C. Hamilton, D. A. Wille, W. J. Miceli, "An Integrated Optical RF Spectrum Analyzer," Optical Engineering 16(5), 165475 (1 October 1977). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972119 . Submission:
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