Signal-to-noise ratio of heterodyne detection: Matrix formalism

J. Salzman, A. Katzir

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

A matrix method is developed for calculating the heterodyne efficiency of an optical receiver, taking into account the local oscillator field distribution, the receiving optics, and the atmospheric turbulence. The heterodyne efficiency in a circular symmetric receiver is given by a product of several matrices, each representing one of the optical parameters of the system, such as defocusing, Fresnel number of the optical system, central obscuration, or atmospheric coherence radius.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-890
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Optics
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Mar 1983

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Signal-to-noise ratio of heterodyne detection: Matrix formalism'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this