Accession Number:

ADD008619

Title:

Integrated Optical R-F Spectrum Analyzer.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A compact lens-less spectrum analyzer where a laser impinges upon a distributed Bragg deflector via a slab-coupled optical waveguide and is bent 90 degrees. A surface acoustic wave transmitter controlled by an R-F frequency puts on a traveling strain wave which deflects the light beam according to the frequencies present a manifold of distributed Bragg deflectors receive the deflected signal and are so arranged as to resonate at a particular frequency the output of the resonating Bragg deflector is detected by a CCD or self-scanning diode array which produces an output indicative of the particular frequency detected. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE