Lindstrom, Kirk W. Optical Communications Division, Hewlett-Packard Company, San Jose, California.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Optical transmitters
- Optical receivers
- Link budget
- Optical amplifiers
- Optical routers
- Wavelength-division multiplexing
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The path of information travel, usually from one electrical system to another, in which light acts as the information carrier and is propagated by total internal reflection through a transparent optical waveguide. An electrooptic modulator and an optoelectric demodulator are required to convert the electrical signals into light and back again at the transmit and receive ends of the link, respectively.
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