Application Note

Electrical-To-Optical And Optical-To-Electrical (E/O And O/E) Converter Measurements

Source: Anritsu Company

As the need for high speed optical modulators and detectors increase, it is important to understand the frequency response characterization of electrical-to-optical (E/O) and optical-to-electrical (O/E) converters in terms of parameters such as bandwidth, flatness, phase linearity, and group delay. The Anritsu MS464XX VectorStar™ and ShockLine™ VNAs have a number of measurement utilities to facilitate this kind of analysis with the possibility of some level of measurement traceability. Download this application note for more on measurements of interest, setup considerations, possible measurement performance, and measurement procedure examples.