The fully automated BOMPD precisely detects the time delay between an optical pulse train and the zero-crossings of a microwave signal.
BOMPD generates a baseband signal that is proportional to the timing error between the two inputs, which in turn can be used in a phase-locked loop configuration to tightly synchronize a laser to a microwave source or vice versa. Due to its balanced detection scheme, the BOMPD is immune to amplitude fluctuations of both optical and microwave sources and greatly suppresses the AM-PM conversion noise in the photodetection process. Cycle offers two additions to the BOMPD to complement our customers’ applications: RF generation option (which includes a low-noise VCO for generating an RF signal based on an optical clock) and low-noise option (down to 5 fs synchronization). Standard optical wavelengths are 800 nm, 1030 nm, and 1550 nm. Please contact one of our timing experts for your customization needs.
Precise synchronization between ultrafast lasers and microwave signals
Precise synchronization of microwave sources to the output of stabilized fiber links
Generation of ultra-low-noise microwave signals from an ultrafast optical oscillator