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The Development and Implementation of an Optical Communications Laboratory.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This report is an accumulation of seven optical laboratory experiments developed for the Optical Communications Program at the Air Force Institute of Technology. The projects include measurement of pertinent parameters of Fourier Optics diffraction patterns and lenses and Acousto-Optics Bragg angle and beam deflection using an acousto-optic modulator, image construction and spatial filtering, laser communications with an acousto-optic modulator and a scheme for implementing a time integrating correlator using two full size acousto-optic modulators. Each experiment is self-contained with subsections on project assignments, objectives, theory-background, special problems, and experimental results. The results of this report recommend that the Optical Communications Program at AFIT further develop their experimental laboratory and acquire some state-of-the-art acousto-optic modulators for students to pursue research and future studies. Author
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