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"Reliability Of Components For Use In Fiber Optic Lans" Frederick W. Scholl, Michael H. Coden, Stephen Anderson,
Author(s): Bulusu Dutt; James Racette; W.Bryan Hatfield
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic LAN transmission system reliability is ultimately determined by the reliability of the individual components in these systems. For LANs the optoelectronic components are predominantly GaAlAs LEDs and Si photodetectors for 830nm transmission while InGaAsP LEDs and InGaAs photodetectors are used for 1300/1500nm transmission. Component design and packaging is determined by system application and such factors as data rate, power output and fiber core size. Typical data rates for LANs vary from 2Mb - 200Mb, while fiber types of interest include single mode and 50,62.5, 85 and 100 micron multimode fibers. In this presentation we will first discuss the design and selection of reliable emitter and detector components for LANs. Secondly, a review of our reliability results for GaAlAs edge emitting LEDs and InGaAs PIN detectors will be presented. These data include five years of component reliability testing and quality assurance monitoring in a manufacturing environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0717, Reliability Considerations in Fiber Optic Applications, (23 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937486
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Bulusu Dutt, Codenoll Technology Corporation (United States)
James Racette, Codenoll Technology Corporation (United States)
W.Bryan Hatfield, Codenoll Technology Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0717:
Reliability Considerations in Fiber Optic Applications
Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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