Fibre Optic Transmitters

Fibre optic transmitters are the parts of a fibre optic network that translate an electronic signal into an optical one. This signal can then be sent along the glass optical fibres as a pulse of light. Fibre optics are the most advanced form of telecommunications, as they are able to send high bandwidth information over very long distances, without the risk of electromagnetic interference, as the fibres are made from glass.

What are fibre optic transmitters used for?

Fibre optic transmitters are used for a range of communications applications, such as in the transmission of telephone signals, internet, and cable television.

Types of fibre optic transmitters

Fibre optic transmitters are normally semi-conductor devices. The two main types are LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and laser diodes.

  • LEDs produce incoherent light which is coupled into the optical fibre. They are most often used in local area networks.
  • Laser diodes produce directional, coherent light, meaning that less light is dispersed and lost in the process of transmission. Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) have largely superseded LEDs as they tend to give better speed and power.

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Description Price Maximum Data Rate Connector Shape Typical Rise Time Typical Fall Time Transmitter Jitter at Maximum Data Rate Peak Wavelength Mounting Type Number of Pins Dimensions Connector Type Height Length Width Fibre Size Range
RS Stock No. 171-1600
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1521Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD19.94
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5MBd Round 80ns 40ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.8 x 12.2 x 7.6mm - 7.6mm 18.8mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 841-5025
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1528Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD17.39
Each
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10MBd Square 13ns 10ns - 662nm Snap-In 6 18.9 x 10.2 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.9mm 10.2mm -
RS Stock No. 896-2587
Mfr. Part No.TOTX1950(F)
BrandToshiba
SGD27.02
Each
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10Mbit/s Rectangular - - - - Through Hole 6 13 x 15.5 x 8.5mm F05 8.5mm 13mm 15.5mm -
RS Stock No. 236-638
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1531Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD17.52
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5MBd Round 80ns 40ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.3 x 12.2 x 18.8mm - 18.8mm 18.3mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 496-5692
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1414Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD27.12
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160MBd Round - - 7.56ns 820nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm - 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 236-802
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1602Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD31.12
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2MBd Round 57ns 40ns - 655nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm - 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 830-5158
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1412TZ
BrandBroadcom
SGD33.14
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units
160MBd Square 4ns 4ns - 865nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 910-7138
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1312TZ
BrandBroadcom
SGD64.39
Each
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155MBd Round 1.8ns 2.2ns - 1300nm Panel Mount 8 29.8 x 12.6 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 29.8mm 12.6mm 50 → 125 μm
RS Stock No. 236-587
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1402Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD28.55
Each
units
5MBd Round 1.3ns 3.08ns 0.823ns 820nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm - 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 236-773
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1523Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD14.08
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0.04MBd Round 80ns 40ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.3 x 12.2 x 18.8mm - 18.8mm 18.3mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 841-5028
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1414TZ
BrandBroadcom
SGD27.37
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160MBd Round 6.5ns 6.5ns - 865nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 236-767
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1404Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD28.55
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units
160MBd Round 1.3ns 3.08ns 0.823ns 820nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm - 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 801-9273
Mfr. Part No.SP000063858
BrandBroadcom
SGD16.52
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100MBd - 14ns 16ns - 685nm Through Hole 4 24 x 9 x 8.8mm - 8.8mm 24mm 9mm -
RS Stock No. 910-7093
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-1529Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD12.32
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 451-001
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-14E4Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD31.40
Each
units
160MBd Square 1.3ns 3.08ns 0.823ns 820nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm SC 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 908-7270
Mfr. Part No.OPF482
BrandOptek
SGD19.27
Each
units
- Round 2ns - - - Through Hole 3 12.7 x 10.41 x 20.32mm ST 20.32mm 12.7mm 10.41mm -
RS Stock No. 830-5066
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-1634Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD22.24
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50MBd Square 5ns 5ns - 685nm Through Hole 4 18.29 x 12.19 x 18.8mm Fiber Optic 18.8mm 18.29mm 12.19mm -
RS Stock No. 801-9248
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1522Z
BrandBroadcom
SGD16.37
Each
units
1MBd Round 80ns 40ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm Versatile Link 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm -
RS Stock No. 170-0949
Mfr. Part No.OPF372A
BrandOptek
SGD41.799
Each (In a Tray of 25)
units
- Square 10ns 10ns - 870nm Panel Mount 3 12.7 x 10.41 x 20.32mm ST 20.32mm 12.7mm 10.41mm 200 → 300 μm
RS Stock No. 868-0727
Mfr. Part No.SP000063871
BrandBroadcom
SGD13.39
Each
units
100Mbps Round 14ns 16ns - 685nm Through Hole 2 8.6 x 5.3mm Fiber Optic 8.6mm - 5.3 (Dia.)mm 980 → 2200 μm
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