We report on spectral-hole-burning-based instantaneous spectral analysis of optically carried broadband radio frequency signals. We have demonstrated 100-channel operation over 3.3 GHz bandwidth. We discuss future steps towards 10GHz bandwidth and 1000-channel operation.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient
I. Lorgeré, V. Lavielle, F. de Sèze, and J. Le Gouët, "Radio frequency spectrum analyzer based on spectral hole burning: experimental progress and future steps," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CME5.
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