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Method and apparatus for detecting radio-frequency signals using a dispersive fiber optical loop

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An apparatus comprising a dispersive fiber optical loop for delaying a first and second sideband, relative to each other, of a light modulated by a radio frequency signal to create a pair of pulses, a coupler for tapping a replica of the pair of pulses from the loop; and an auto-correlation module, coupled to the coupler, for correlating the replica of the pair of pulses with each other.

Inventors: 
Stead, Michael R.; Zhou, Weimin
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Communications
FIle Date: 
2012-02-13
Grant Date: 
2013-09-10
Grant time: 
575 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
10
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY