Flat dispersion frequency discriminator (fdfd)

Abstract: This invention provides a flat dispersion frequency discriminator (FDFD) capable of having a substantially flat dispersion with either a positive or negative dispersion along the spectrum region of the discriminator. This way, a FDFD may not cause substantial distortion of the intensity patter of its output to minimize the occurrence distortion due to overshooting or undershooting of the intensity pattern depending on the relative spectral alignment of the laser output relative to the filter transmission