Abstract

Optical autodyne detection is a direct detection procedure for measuring relative Doppler frequency shifts using a laser transceiver. A theoretical study of the carrier-to-noise ratio and signal-to-noise ratio for an autodyne transceiver is presented. Experimental results, obtained with a cw autodyne transceiver, are reported. The relative merits of optical autodyne vs optical heterodyne detection are discussed.

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