Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Active Devices


Staff Development Video Fiber Optic Active Devices

Electronics play an important role in fiber optic systems because they provide an interface between the optical fiber and equipment such as telephones and computers. These optoelectronic components fall into two broad categories: devices that convert signals between optical and electrical formats, such as transmitters and receivers; and devices that manipulate light but are powered by electronic circuits, such as optical amplifiers and modulators.

Active devices are electronic components that manipulate electrons to perform the intended function. They require a source of energy to operate and have an output that is a function of present and past input signals. This DVD examines a wide array of active devices available for fiber optic systems, as well as related topics such as thermal noise, loss budgets, optical sub-assemblies, component and system analysis, and bit error rate testing.

 

Chapter

Length (minutes)

Introduction

9:02

Basic Theory

6:54

Light-emitting Diodes

4:42

Laser Diodes

20:25

Tunable Lasers

6:07

Detectors

10:11

Transmitters and Receivers

8:24

System Loss Budgets

18:41

Optical Amplifiers

12:34

Design and Packaging

13:25

Testing and Test Equipment

10:32