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 Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) have largely superseded LEDs as they tend to give better speed and power.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. 178-2984
Mfr. Part No.SP000063871
BrandBroadcom
TWD234.70
Each (In a Bag of 200)
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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. 830-5158
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1412TZ
BrandBroadcom
TWD1,099.00
Each
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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 -
RS Stock No. 189-4821
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1522Z
BrandBroadcom
TWD234.70
Each (In a Tube of 200)
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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. 841-5025
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1528Z
BrandBroadcom
TWD456.00
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. 868-0727
Mfr. Part No.SP000063871
BrandBroadcom
TWD373.00
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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. 171-1600
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1521Z
BrandBroadcom
TWD384.00
Each
units
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. 801-9248
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1522Z
BrandBroadcom
TWD384.00
Each
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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. 189-4819
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1521Z
BrandBroadcom
TWD234.70
Each (In a Tube of 200)
units
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. 189-4824
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1528Z
BrandBroadcom
TWD285.30
Each (In a Tube of 200)
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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. 696-1829
Mfr. Part No.SP000063802
BrandBroadcom
TWD327.00
Each
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10MBd Round 0.1µs 0.1µs - 660nm Through Hole 2 5.5 x 5.5 x 9mm - 9mm 5.5mm 5.5mm -
RS Stock No. 880-1974
Mfr. Part No.OPF372A
BrandOptek
TWD1,115.00
Each
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. 801-9273
Mfr. Part No.SP000063858
BrandBroadcom
TWD422.00
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100MBd - 14ns 16ns - 685nm Through Hole 4 24 x 9 x 8.8mm - 8.8mm 24mm 9mm -
RS Stock No. 170-0949
Mfr. Part No.OPF372A
BrandOptek
TWD1,053.10
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. 841-5028
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1414TZ
BrandBroadcom
TWD845.00
Each
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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. 189-4813
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1414TZ
BrandBroadcom
TWD543.30
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
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. 178-2971
Mfr. Part No.SP000063858
BrandBroadcom
TWD283.50
Each (In a Tube of 125)
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100MBd - 14ns 16ns - 685nm Through Hole 4 24 x 9 x 8.8mm - 8.8mm 24mm 9mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4831
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2316TZ
BrandBroadcom
TWD1,232.10
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
155Mbit/s - 1.8ns 2.2ns - 1370nm Through Hole 8 29.8 x 12.6 x 12.6mm Fiber Optic 12.6mm 29.8mm 12.6mm -
RS Stock No. 801-9207
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-1624Z
BrandBroadcom
TWD553.00
Each
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50MBd Round 5ns 5ns - 685nm Through Hole 6 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm Versatile Link 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm -
RS Stock No. 236-650
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1537Z
BrandBroadcom
TWD400.00
Each
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155MBd Round 12ns 9ns - 650nm Through Hole 6 18.3 x 12.2 x 18.8mm - 18.8mm 18.3mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 801-9223
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1415TZ
BrandBroadcom
TWD700.00
Each
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160MBd ST 6.5ns 6.5ns - 820nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -