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1. WO2020115719 - COHERENT RECEIVER FOR FREE SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND LIDAR

Publication Number WO/2020/115719
Publication Date 11.06.2020
International Application No. PCT/IB2019/060535
International Filing Date 06.12.2019
IPC
G01S 17/34 2020.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
06Systems determining position data of a target
08for measuring distance only
32using transmission of continuous waves, whether amplitude-, frequency-, or phase-modulated, or unmodulated
34using transmission of continuous, frequency-modulated waves while heterodyning the received signal, or a signal derived therefrom, with a locally-generated signal related to the contemporaneously transmitted signal
G01J 9/02 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
9Measuring optical phase difference; Determining degree of coherence; Measuring optical wavelength
02by interferometric methods
G01J 9/04 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
9Measuring optical phase difference; Determining degree of coherence; Measuring optical wavelength
04by beating two waves of the same source but of different frequency and measuring the phase shift of the lower frequency obtained
G01S 7/4912 2020.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7Details of systems according to groups G01S13/, G01S15/, G01S17/127
48of systems according to group G01S17/58
491Details of non-pulse systems
4912Receivers
H04B 10/60 2013.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
10Transmission systems employing electromagnetic waves other than radio-waves, e.g. infrared, visible or ultraviolet light, or employing corpuscular radiation, e.g. quantum communication
60Receivers
G01B 9/02 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
9Instruments as specified in the subgroups and characterised by the use of optical measuring means
02Interferometers
CPC
G01J 2009/0234
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
9Measuring optical phase difference
02by interferometric methods
0234Measurement of the fringe pattern
G01J 9/02
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
9Measuring optical phase difference
02by interferometric methods
G01J 9/04
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
9Measuring optical phase difference
04by beating two waves of a same source but of different frequency and measuring the phase shift of the lower frequency obtained
G01S 17/10
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
06Systems determining position data of a target
08for measuring distance only
10using transmission of interrupted pulse-modulated waves
G01S 17/42
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
06Systems determining position data of a target
42Simultaneous measurement of distance and other co-ordinates
G01S 7/4812
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00
48of systems according to group G01S17/00
481Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
4811common to transmitter and receiver
4812transmitted and received beams following a coaxial path
Applicants
  • 8 RIVERS CAPITAL, LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • BROWN, William J.
  • CLARK, Hannah
  • PALMER, Miles R.
Agents
  • SPENCE, Andrew T.
  • CAGLE, Ryan W.
  • STREAN, R. Flynt
Priority Data
62/776,63807.12.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) COHERENT RECEIVER FOR FREE SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND LIDAR
(FR) RÉCEPTEUR COHÉRENT POUR COMMUNICATIONS OPTIQUES EN ESPACE LIBRE ET LIDAR
Abstract
(EN)
An optical receiver is provided that includes a detector array of multiple detector elements, and processing circuits coupled to the multiple detector elements. The detector array is configured to receive light from an external source, mix the light with light from a local oscillator to generate a spatial fringe across the detector array. The multiple detector elements are configured to convert respective portions of the spatial fringe incident on the multiple detector elements to corresponding electrical signals. The processing circuits are configured to process the electrical signals. This includes the processing circuits configured to sum those of the corresponding electrical signals from one or more of the multiple detectors, and subtract the sum from a second sum of those of the corresponding electrical signals from one or more other of the multiple detectors.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un récepteur optique qui comprend un réseau de détecteurs de multiples éléments détecteurs, et des circuits de traitement couplés aux multiples éléments détecteurs. Le réseau de détecteurs est configuré pour recevoir de la lumière provenant d'une source externe, mélanger la lumière avec de la lumière provenant d'un oscillateur local pour générer une frange spatiale sur le réseau de détecteurs. Les multiples éléments détecteurs sont configurés pour convertir des parties respectives de la frange spatiale incidente sur les multiples éléments détecteurs en signaux électriques correspondants. Les circuits de traitement sont configurés pour traiter les signaux électriques. Ceci comprend les circuits de traitement configurés pour additionner les signaux électriques correspondants provenant d'un ou plusieurs des multiples détecteurs, et soustraire la somme d'une seconde somme des signaux électriques correspondants d'un ou de plusieurs autres des multiples détecteurs.
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