Andrej Lavric, a PhD student from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana (Slovenia) visited Photonic Networks & Technologies National Laboratory of CNIT in Pisa (Italy). During the 10 days of visit he performed a characterization of sensitivity, bandwidth, and linearity of house-packaged photodiodes. Photodiodes were successfully used in microwave photonics experiments ranging from optoelectronic oscillator, microwave photonics assisted measurement of phase noise and possible 5G radio access network. Performance of characterized photodiodes showed comparable to commercial solution of laboratory diodes thus making it an attractive cost effective solution for future microwave photonics experiments. Reference to the characterized diodes:
A. Lavrič and B. Batagelj, “An Affordable Laboratory Photodiode up to
11.5 GHz for Microwave Photonics Experiments,” 2019 International
Workshop on Fiber Optics in Access Networks (FOAN), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019, pp. 47-50. doi: 10.1109/FOAN.2019.8933688