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Measuring Frequency Response of High-Speed Optical Receivers Requires Microwave Measurements

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Author(s)

Paul D. Hale, Tracy S. Clement, Dylan F. Williams

Abstract

Measuring the frequency response of an optical receiver is easy if you have a standard reference receiver, a simple test setup, and a network analyzer to perform electrical mismatch corrections. Your test setup consists fo the receiver you want to test, a power meter, and a diode laser modulated by an electrical signal generator (see figure). Start by regulating the test setup with a calibrated reference receiver. Then replace the reference receiver with the receiver you wish to characterize and take another measurement. The ratio of the two measurements is almost all you need.
Citation
Proceedings of SPIE

Keywords

calibration, frequency response, optical receiver

Citation

Hale, P. , Clement, T. and Williams, D. (2001), Measuring Frequency Response of High-Speed Optical Receivers Requires Microwave Measurements, Proceedings of SPIE, [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/2.5200103.0011 (Accessed May 18, 2024)

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Created March 1, 2001, Updated January 27, 2020