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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1978
  • pp: 3665–3668

Optical fiber phase discriminator

B. L. Danielson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 3665-3668 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.003665


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Abstract

Phase discriminators are devices widely used at rf and microwave frequencies to convert phase, or frequency, changes to amplitude changes. They find widespread use in generating audio feedback signals for frequency stabilization of oscillators and in angle demodulation applications. This paper demonstrates that similar devices, with similar functions, can be constructed in the visible region using optical fibers as delay-line elements. The operating principles of an optical-fiber delay-line phase discriminator are discussed. The sensitivity is shown to be proportional to the fiber propagation-delay time. A device working at 0.6328 μm is described and compared with predictions.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 16, 1978
Published: November 15, 1978

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B. L. Danielson, "Optical fiber phase discriminator," Appl. Opt. 17, 3665-3668 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-22-3665


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