Accession Number : ADA305204

Title :   Demonstration of High Dispersive Fiber Based Optical Processor.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Oct 93-Sep 95,

Corporate Author : ROME LAB GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : Johns, Steven T. ; Norton, Douglas A.

PDF Url : ADA305204

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : We have demonstrated a tapped delay line microwave filter based on the use of high dispersion fiber as the tunable time delay. This system offers advantages of high bandwidth and tunability over current methods of time delay filtering. The method uses a single length of high dispersion fiber to achieve a variable time delay. By tuning the wavelength the relative time delay is changed. For a 1 km length of high dispersion fiber (-98 ps/km-nm) approximately 5ns of delay has been demonstrated over a 50 nm tuning range.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *MICROWAVE FILTERS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, FIBER OPTICS, TIME INTERVALS, FIBERS, DISPERSING, DEMONSTRATIONS, VARIABLES, LENGTH, TUNING, BANDWIDTH, MICROWAVE OPTICS, DELAY LINES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE