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Publication Citation: Calibration of Sampling Oscilloscopes With High-Speed Photodiodes

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Author(s): Tracy S. Clement; Paul D. Hale; Dylan F. Williams; C. M. Wang; Andrew Dienstfrey; Darryl A. Keenan;
Title: Calibration of Sampling Oscilloscopes With High-Speed Photodiodes
Published: August 01, 2006
Abstract: We calibrate the magnitude and phase response of equivalent-time sampling oscilloscopes to 110 GHz. We use a photodiode that has been calibrated with our electrooptic sampling system as a reference input pulse source to the sampling oscilloscope. We account for the impedance of the oscilloscope and the reference photodiode and correct for electrical reflections and distortions due to impedance mismatch. We also correct for time-base imperfections such as drift, time-base distortion, and jitter. We have performed a rigorous uncertainty analysis, which includes a Monte-Carlo simulation of time-domain error sources combined with error sources from the deconvolution of the photodiode pulse, from the mismatch correction, and from the jitter correction.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume: 54
Issue: 8
Pages: pp. 3173 - 3181
Keywords: high-speed photodiode,impulse response,mismatch correction,oscilloscope calibration,sampling oscilloscope,uncertainty
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2006.879135  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)