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Calibration system for sub-100-ps relative timing
Author(s): B. M. Whitcomb; R. L. Flurer; L. C. Woo; K. W. Toms; J. W. Ogle
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Paper Abstract

Due to the unusual experimental conditions experienced at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), unique requirements are imposed on calibration systems. This paper describes a fiber optic system which was used to calibrate a recent experiment. Eight photodiodes (PD's) were used as signal detectors. The experiment required that the relative timing between the signal channels be known to +50 ps. A multiple fiber system was used to provide sufficient signal amplitude to the detectors without stimulating Raman. By the use of this calibration tech-nique, relative timing to +35 ps was achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0720, High Bandwidth Analog Applications of Photonics, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937612
Show Author Affiliations
B. M. Whitcomb, EG&G Energy Measurements (United States)
R. L. Flurer, EG&G Energy Measurements (United States)
L. C. Woo, EG&G Energy Measurements (United States)
K. W. Toms, EG&G Energy Measurements (United States)
J. W. Ogle, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0720:
High Bandwidth Analog Applications of Photonics
James S. Chang, Editor(s)

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