ED-COM: Fibre Optic Communications


ED-COM covers the experimental characterisation of all the major components of a fibre optic communications link (i.e. LED and laser diode transmitter, the optical fibre and the receiver) and then investigates and compares the limits imposed on overall LED and laser system performance by attenuation and dispersion.

Experiments Examine:

  • Source characterisation (LED & Laser)
  • Fibre attenuation & connector loss
  • Receiver noise & sensitivity
  • Attenuation limited link lengths
  • Fibre dispersion (material & modal)
  • Bandwidth & Bit rate.distance products (time & frequency domain)
  • System comparison & design studies

Also available:

BER(COM) – Bit Error Rate & Eye Diagram Extension Module