Fibre Optic Receivers

Fibre optic receivers convert data from fibre optical cables into electrical signals. Receivers accept the data and then transform the signals into electrical pulses.

The receivers contain semiconductors called photodetectors and an amplifier to produce what is called logic compatible output. This means that the signal output is not controlling the circuit status (current flow).

Some fibre optic receivers perform both the receiving and transmission functions and are referred to as transceivers.


What are fibre optic receivers used for?

Fibre optic receivers are used in many applications like sensoring systems, machine safety systems and tower lights.

These receivers are also useful in solving high voltage isolation issues like signal interference, where large data quantities must be transferred over long distances.

Fibre optic receivers also help to identify transmission errors in loopback testing activities for systems, process equipment and machinery.

Types of fibre optic receivers

Two main types of fibre optic receivers exist:

  • Digital receivers identify the input signals, amplify them and then reshape them into electrically undistorted output signals.
  • Analog receivers identify the optical input signals and then enlarge the photocurrents to increase the quality of the signal without transforming them.

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RS Stock No. 450-727
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412TCZ
BrandBroadcom
€17.63
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5MBd Round 820nm - - 8 Through Hole - ST - - - - -
RS Stock No. 170-0948
Mfr. Part No.OPF522
BrandOptek
€17.21
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5MBd Square - 30ns 30ns 3 Panel Mount 12.7 x 7.98 x 20.32mm ST 20.32mm 12.7mm 7.98mm - OPF520
RS Stock No. 880-1971
Mfr. Part No.OPF522
BrandOptek
€17.21
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5MBd Square - 30ns 30ns 3 Panel Mount 12.7 x 7.98 x 20.32mm ST 20.32mm 12.7mm 7.98mm - OPF520
RS Stock No. 189-4833
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412TCZ
BrandBroadcom
€12.25
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5Mbit/s - 865nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm TTL HFBR
RS Stock No. 880-1977
Mfr. Part No.OPF472
BrandOptek
€13.96
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- - 905nm 6ns - 3 Through Hole 12.7 x 10.4 x 20.32mm - 20.32mm 12.7mm 10.4mm - OPF472
RS Stock No. 801-9201
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2529Z
BrandBroadcom
€16.24
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50MBd - 685nm 5ns 5ns 4 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 189-4835
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412TZ
BrandBroadcom
€12.25
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5Mbit/s - 865nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm TTL HFBR
RS Stock No. 696-1841
Mfr. Part No.SP000063866
BrandBroadcom
€8.48
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- Round 850nm 10ns - 2 Through Hole 5.5 x 5.5 x 9mm Push in 9mm 5.5mm 5.5mm - -
RS Stock No. 189-4836
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412Z
BrandBroadcom
€12.25
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5Mbit/s - 865nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm TTL HFBR
RS Stock No. 450-969
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2416TCZ
BrandBroadcom
€16.88
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160MBd Round 820nm 6.3ns - 8 Through Hole - ST - - - - -
RS Stock No. 189-4766
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2634Z
BrandBroadcom
€12.284
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50Mbit/s - 685nm - - 6 Through Hole 18.1 x 12.2 x 18.9mm - 18.9mm 18.1mm 12.2mm TTL AFBR
RS Stock No. 665-9649
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412Z
BrandBroadcom
€17.63
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5MBd Round - - - 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 830-5063
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2539Z
BrandBroadcom
€17.49
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50MBd Square 685nm 5ns 5ns 4 Through Hole 18.29 x 12.19 x 18.8mm Push in 18.8mm 18.29mm 12.19mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 236-751
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2533Z
BrandBroadcom
€10.37
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40 MBd Round - - - 6 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.2 x 7.6mm V Push in 7.6mm 18.8mm 12.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 189-4842
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2505AZ
BrandBroadcom
€10.299
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10Mbit/s - 660nm 12ns 10ns 6 Through Hole 16.1 x 12.5 x 10.2mm SMA 10.2mm 16.1mm 12.5mm - HFBR
RS Stock No. 910-7119
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2521CZ
BrandBroadcom
€11.28
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5MBd Rectangular 685nm - - 4 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm TTL -
RS Stock No. 189-4845
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2521ETZ
BrandBroadcom
€6.972
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5Mbit/s - 660 (Typ.)nm - - 6 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.2 x 7.6mm - 7.6mm 18.8mm 12.2mm TTL HFBR
RS Stock No. 818-8798
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2418MZ
BrandBroadcom
€20.07
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50MBd Round 865nm 5ns 5ns 8 Panel Mount 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 189-4757
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2418MZ
BrandBroadcom
€14.517
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50Mbit/s - 865nm - - 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - AFBR
RS Stock No. 178-2983
Mfr. Part No.SP000063866
BrandBroadcom
€5.332
Each (In a Bag of 200)
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- Round 850nm 10ns - 2 Through Hole 5.5 x 5.5 x 9mm Push in 9mm 5.5mm 5.5mm - -
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