heterodyne oscillator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heterodyne oscillator an oscillator whose output heterodynes with the incoming radio signal to produce sum and difference tones
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Usage

In literature:

When you have completed this experiment in heterodyne receiving, using a local oscillator, you are ready to try the regenerative circuit.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
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In science:

We consider two diffusive channels realized by heterodyne or homodyne detectors of the emitted light with local oscil lators represented by the functions hj : |hj (t)| = 1, αj ∈ C.
Quantum measurements in continuous time, non Markovian evolutions and feedback
In the case of heterodyne detection the local oscillator is fed by an independent laser.
Quantum measurements in continuous time, non Markovian evolutions and feedback
In order to suppress the solar background, the signal is heterodyned with a local oscillator and detected within a narrow 1 MHz bandwidth.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
Each spacecraft signal is interfered with a local oscillator and the phase measurement time tagged and recorded. A 6 × 6 Ge array (5 × 5 arcsec FOV) is used to provide heterodyne acquisition and tracking of the LATOR spacecraft.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
The SNR for heterodyne detection of coherent light using a squeezed local oscillator is lower than that obtained using a coherent local oscillator.
Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Squeezed-Light Laser Radar
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