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Traceability of high-speed electrical waveforms at NIST, NPL, and PTB



Paul D. Hale, Dylan F. Williams, Andrew M. Dienstfrey, Chih-Ming Wang, Jeffrey A. Jargon, David Humphreys, Matthew Harper, Heiko Fuser, Mark Bieler


Instruments for measuring high-speed waveforms typically require calibration to obtain accurate results. The national metrology institutes of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Germany offer measurement services based on electro-optic sampling that can be used to establish a traceable calibration chain between high-speed waveform measurements and the SI. These services are increasingly switching to a full waveform metrology paradigm, obtaining an estimate of the central value and associated uncertainty of the entire waveform as a function of time.
Proceedings Title
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements
Conference Dates
July 1-6, 2012
Conference Location
Washington, DC


Electro-optic sampling, metrology, oscilloscope, photodetector, pulse, ultrafast, uncertainty, waveform


Hale, P. , Williams, D. , Dienstfrey, A. , Wang, C. , Jargon, J. , Humphreys, D. , Harper, M. , Fuser, H. and Bieler, M. (2012), Traceability of high-speed electrical waveforms at NIST, NPL, and PTB, Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, Washington, DC, [online], (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created July 6, 2012, Updated November 10, 2018