Major Equipment:

The Photonics Lab at Kent is well equipped for all aspects of modern optical communications research. Its selected facilities are listed below:

  

Real-time Digital Storage Oscilloscope (Tektronix DPO72304DX)

  • 100 GS/s real-time sampling rate
  • 23 GHz analog bandwidth
  • 250M point record length
  • SignalVu Essentials Vector Signal Analysis Software
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Arbitrary Waveform Generator (Tektronix AWG7122C)

  • 12 GS/s sampling rate
  • 10 bits vertical resolution
  • 3.2 GHz analog bandwidth, max output frequency 4.8 GHz
  • RFX100 software
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Digital Sampling Oscilloscope (Agilent 86100A)

  • Integrated optical and electrical channels
  • 63 GHz (optical) and 56 GHz (electrical) bandwidth
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Optical Spectrum Analyzer (Agilent 86146B)

  • Wavelength range: 600-1700 nm
  • Resolution bandwidth (3dB): 0.06 nm
  • Sensitivity: -90 dBm
  • Dynamic range: -70 dB
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S-Parameter Network Analyzer (Agilent 8722ES)

  • Frequency: 50 MHz - 40 GHz
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PSA Series Analyzer (Agilent E4440A)

  • Frequency: 3 Hz - 26.5 GHz
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Series Signal Generator (Agilent E8244A)

  • Frequency: 250 kHz - 40 GHz
  • Resolution bandwidth (3dB): 0.06 nm
  • Sensitivity: -90 dBm
  • Dynamic range: -70 dB
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Vector Signal Generator (Agilent E4438C)

  • Frequency: 250 kHz - 6.0 GHz
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