Abstract

This paper proposes and demonstrates a new architecture for the transmission, heterodyne reception, and correlation of direct-sequence (DS) signals encoded onto an optical carrier. The approach is practical for pseudo-noise in-modulated laser radar and free-space optical-code-division multiple-access communications. Although the local oscillator is free running, we show that the received signal is free from laser phase noise. Furthermore, by applying DS coding to both the transmitted signal and the local oscillator, the delay required for correlation can be realized via a combination of electrical and optical means.

© 2003 IEEE

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