Accession Number : ADD006057

Title :   Fiber Optic Delay Line Filter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Hunt,Barry R ; Dillard,George M ; Taylor,Henry F

Report Date : 05 Dec 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A fiber optic delay line filter receives light energy input signals representative of any form of temporally varying signals such as electrical or acoustical, for example. A plurality of fiber optic light paths each having a determinably variant optical propagation delay, receives and transmits the light energy signals. A photo responsive means receives the delayed output light energy signals transmitted by the plurality of fiber optic light paths and produces a single electrical output signal as a function of the sum of the delayed output light energy signals, thus performing a filtering or correlation function. In a preferred embodiment, an injection laser or light emitting diode may be employed as the means for converting the temporally varying input signals to commensurate light energy signals. In a variant embodiment, a single fiber optic light path, having a partially reflective surface at each end, gives effect to multiple reflective transmissions along the length of the fiber optic light path which are then detected by a photo responsive device, providing a narrowband filter output as a function of the length and number of multiple reflective transmissions.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics transmission lines, Optical filters, Delay

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE