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816x sweep with external source

Question asked by cspih17 on Jul 22, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2020 by cspih17

John Dorighi's response in the following is how I have set up my program (using slot 1 being the main difference).

https://community.keysight.com/message/16344#comment-16352 

 

However, the 8163B does not respond to the SME hardware triggers from the Santec TLS, the logging never completes (repeatedly states logging.  The same code works for a different manufacturer's optical power meter, so I know the calculations are correct and the tunable laser is sending out triggers.

 

I've tried on 2 different mainframes and power meters, all devices have the latest firmware.

 

I don't have the TRIG 1 command as John has in his code, but if I include the command it makes no difference in the outcome.

 

SENS1:CHAN1:POW:RANG:AUTO 0
SENS1:CHAN1:POW:RANG -10.000 DBM
TRIG1:INPUT SME
SENS1:CHAN1:FUNC:PAR:LOGG 91,0.0005S
SENS1:CHAN1:FUNC:STAT LOGG,STAR

TRIG 1

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