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 Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) have largely superseded LEDs as they tend to give better speed and power.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. 189-4814
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1415TZ
BrandBroadcom
€15.15
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160Mbit/s - 4ns 4ns - 865nm Panel Mount 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4821
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1522Z
BrandBroadcom
€6.357
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5Mbit/s - 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. 189-4756
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-1644Z
BrandBroadcom
€8.174
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50Mbit/s - 5 (Max)ns 5 (Max)ns - 685nm Through Hole 4 18.7 x 12.2 x 15.2mm Versatile Link 15.2mm 18.7mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4819
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1521Z
BrandBroadcom
€6.357
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5Mbit/s - 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. 189-4753
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-1634Z
BrandBroadcom
€11.333
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50Mbit/s - 5 (Max)ns 5 (Max)ns - 685nm Through Hole 4 18.1 x 12.2 x 18.9mm Versatile Link 18.9mm 18.1mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4830
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1604Z
BrandBroadcom
€13.479
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2Mbit/s - 57ns 40ns - 675nm Through Hole 8 22.2 x 12.7 x 12.7mm SMA 12.7mm 22.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4826
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1532Z
BrandBroadcom
€7.273
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5Mbit/s - 80ns 40ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.29 x 12.19 x 7.62mm Versatile Link 7.62mm 18.29mm 12.19mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4817
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1505AZ
BrandBroadcom
€11.626
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10Mbit/s - 13ns 10ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 16.1 x 12.5 x 7.6mm SMA 7.6mm 16.1mm 12.5mm -
RS Stock No. 910-7093
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-1529Z
BrandBroadcom
€10.82
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RS Stock No. 696-1838
Mfr. Part No.SP000063814
BrandBroadcom
€11.44
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10MBd Round 0.1µs 0.1µs - 660nm Through Hole 4 24.2 x 9.2 x 9mm - 9mm 24.2mm 9.2mm -
RS Stock No. 178-2984
Mfr. Part No.SP000063871
BrandBroadcom
€5.179
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100Mbps Round 14ns 16ns - 685nm Through Hole 2 8.6 x 5.3mm Fiber Optic 8.6mm - 5.3 (Dia.)mm 980 → 2200 μm
RS Stock No. 236-767
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1404Z
BrandBroadcom
€17.63
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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. 189-4824
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1528Z
BrandBroadcom
€7.586
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10Mbit/s - 30ns 30ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.9 x 12.2 x 7.62mm Versatile Link 7.62mm 18.9mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 908-7270
Mfr. Part No.OPF482
BrandOptek
€14.80
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- Round 2ns - - - Through Hole 3 12.7 x 10.41 x 20.32mm ST 20.32mm 12.7mm 10.41mm -
RS Stock No. 240-7021
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1412Z
BrandBroadcom
€18.16
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5MBd Square 1.3ns 3.08ns 0.763ns 820nm Panel Mount 4 12.7 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 12.7mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4809
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1412TZ
BrandBroadcom
€12.25
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160Mbit/s - 4ns 4ns - 865nm Panel Mount 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 841-5025
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1528Z
BrandBroadcom
€11.62
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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. 801-9241
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1532Z
BrandBroadcom
€11.14
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1MBd - 80ns 40ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.29 x 12.19 x 18.8mm Versatile Link 18.8mm 18.29mm 12.19mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4827
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1537Z
BrandBroadcom
€6.35
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125Mbit/s - 3.1ns 3.4ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.29 x 12.19 x 7.62mm Versatile Link 7.62mm 18.29mm 12.19mm -
RS Stock No. 830-5158
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1412TZ
BrandBroadcom
€18.16
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160MBd Square 4ns 4ns - 865nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -