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Nanosecond Delay With Subpicosecond Uncertainty

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Author(s)

Donald R. Larson, Nicholas Paulter

Abstract

We have combined a commercially available, variable length coaxial delay line (trombone line) with a high resolution linear translation system. The result is better resolution and lower uncertainty in the achievable delays than previously available. The range of delay is 0 ps to approximately 1250 ps, the bidirectional resolution is 2.0 ps, the unidirectional resolution is 0.2 ps, and the uncertainty in the measured delay is +/-0.09 ps. Drift, temperature dependence of delay, repeatability, linearity, and hysteresis were also examined.
Citation
Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume
78
Issue
8

Keywords

delay, linearity, nanosecond, picosecond, temperature dependence, uncertainty

Citation

Larson, D. and Paulter, N. (2007), Nanosecond Delay With Subpicosecond Uncertainty, Review of Scientific Instruments, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=32629 (Accessed June 24, 2024)

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Created August 31, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021