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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 457–470

10 GHz Bandwidth rf spectral analyzer with megahertz resolution based on spectral–spatial holography in Tm 3 + : YAG : experimental and theoretical study

Guillaume Gorju, Adrien Chauve, Vincent Crozatier, Ivan Lorgeré, Jean-Louis Le Gouët, and Fabien Bretenaker  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 457-470 (2007)

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Different architectures of rf spectral analyzers based on the spectral photography scheme in spectral-hole-burning materials are theoretically and experimentally investigated. The microscopic atomic response for the recording and reading of the rf spectra and taking into account the spatial extension of the beams is calculated for different analyzer configurations. The spectral resolution and the signal-to-noise ratio of the analyzer are derived. These predictions are experimentally tested using spectral-hole burning in Tm 3 + : YAG for a couple of configurations and sizes of the beams. In each case, the resolution, linear dynamic range, and bandwidth of the spectrum analyzer are determined.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(090.2910) Holography : Holography, microwave
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

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Original Manuscript: April 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007

Guillaume Gorju, Adrien Chauve, Vincent Crozatier, Ivan Lorgeré, Jean-Louis Le Gouët, and Fabien Bretenaker, "10GHz Bandwidth rf spectral analyzer with megahertz resolution based on spectral-spatial holography in Tm3+:YAG: experimental and theoretical study," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 457-470 (2007)

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