Accession Number : AD0781867

Title :   A Wideband RF Application of Fiber Optics.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 73-Jun 74,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ross,Jessie Clarence , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : Recent progress in optoelectronic technology makes practical point-to-point optical data transmission systems consistent with military requirements and potentially far superior to wire techniques. This project provides survey of the current state-of-the-art technology and investigates the feasibility of a fiber optic interface between a receiving antenna and radio receiver in the high frequency spectrum. An optoelectronic interface based on the use of conventional multimode fiber optics with a light emitting diode optical source and a hybrid silicon photodiode-preamplifier photodetector was designed, constructed, and tested. Signal reception for the interfaced system was observed throughout the receiver spectrum. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optical communications, *Fiber optics, *Electrooptics, Communication and radio systems, Interfaces, Data transmission systems, Optical data, Light emitting diodes, Photodiodes, Photodetectors, Optical equipment, Transmitters, Receivers, Broadband, Theses

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE