We introduce a novel holographic configuration for spectral analysis of optically carried RF signals using spectral hole burning materials. We reach a 10 GHz-bandwidth, a MHz resolution, and a 34 dB linear dynamic range.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
G. Gorju, A. Chauve, V. Crozatier, J. Le Gouët, I. Lorgeré, and F. Bretenaker, "10-GHz Bandwidth RF Spectral Analyzer with MHz Resolution Based on Spectral-spatial Holography in Tm3+:YAG," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMEE5.
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