We present a model for coherent optical spectrum analysis that relates the key parameters of frequency resolution, power uncertainty, and sweep speed. The theoretical model is compared with experimental results obtained from spectral measurements of an external-cavity laser.
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(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
Bogdan Szafraniec, Joanne Y. Law, and Douglas M. Baney, "Frequency resolution and amplitude accuracy of the coherent optical spectrum analyzer with a swept local oscillator," Opt. Lett. 27, 1896-1898 (2002)