OEwaves’ OE8000 ultra-low phase noise measurement system simplifies phase noise testing for NIST. The high performance measurement system requires virtually no setup, and its user friendly interface allows simple operation and quick phase noise measurements.

The unique measurement system was developed to measure OEwaves’ proprietary ultra-low phase noise opto-electronic oscillator (OEO) where its phase noise was not readily measurable by any other phase noise test system on the market without requiring an equally high performing reference source or down-converter. The cross-correlation capable homodyne phase noise measurement system is fast and fully automated, and yields the spectral density of the phase noise of a microwave oscillator at any operating frequency within the specified bands.