Realization of a Phase Noise Measurement Bench Using Cross Correlation and Double Optical Delay Line
P. Salzenstein a, J. Cussey a, X. Jouvenceau a, H. Tavernier a, L. Larger a, E. Rubiola a and G. Sauvage b
a Femto-St Institute, CNRS UMR 6174, 33 avenue de l'Observatoire, 25044 Besançon, France
b Aeroflex, 5 place du Général De Gaulle, 78990 Elancourt, France
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Received: 3 09 2007;
In this paper there are presented first results obtained with a phase noise measurement bench operating in X-band, realized in our laboratory, using double optical delay line and cross correlation. Phase noise floor using a microwave sapphire oscillator is better than -160 dB rad2/Hz at 10 kHz from the 10 GHz carrier, using a 2 km optical delay line.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.112.1107
PACS numbers: 06.30.Ft, 43.50.Yw, 87.64.M-,