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Electro-optic sampling for traceable high-speed electrical measurements

Published

Author(s)

Paul D. Hale, Dylan F. Williams

Abstract

We will describe how the complex frequency response of a high-speed photodiode is calibrated by use of electro-optic sampling. Our uncertainty analysis includes a unique covariance-matrix based method that allows us to transform uncertainties between the time and frequency domains. Once calibrated, the photodiode can be used as a known source, providing traceability to both time- and frequency-domain based equipment, including oscilloscopes, vector signal generators, vector signal analyzers, and large signal network analyzers.
Proceedings Title
IEEE MTT 2010 International Microwave Symposium
Conference Dates
May 23-28, 2010
Conference Location
Anaheim, CA
Conference Title
IEEE MTT 2010 International Microwave Symposium
Workshop WMF "Ultra-high speed microwave and photonic devices and systems: How will they be tested"

Keywords

Electro-optic sampling, oscilloscope, photodiode

Citation

Hale, P. and Williams, D. (2010), Electro-optic sampling for traceable high-speed electrical measurements, IEEE MTT 2010 International Microwave Symposium, Anaheim, CA (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created May 23, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017