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Fiber Optics Video Transmission
Author(s): Otto I. Szentesi; A. J. Szanto
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Paper Abstract

The transmission of analog video signals is one of the many promising applications of fiber optics technology. With the advent of high power, high radiance GaAlAs double heterostructure light emitting diodes which have adequate linearity, and low loss optical fiber cables the design of point-to-point baseband video bandwidth systems has become straightforward. This paper discusses LED characteristics, including linearity and its effect on differential gain, receiver design and signal to noise ratio, and overall link performance. It is shown that transmission links of up to 2 km at 56 dB S/N are possible without the use of intermediate line amplifiers. The performance of a 10 MHz bandwidth demonstration link containing one line amplifier is better than 0.1 dB differential gain and 0.2ð differential phase at a S/N of 53 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0077, Fibers and Integrated Optics, (23 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.975724
Show Author Affiliations
Otto I. Szentesi, Bell-Northern Research (Canada)
A. J. Szanto, Bell-Northern Research (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0077:
Fibers and Integrated Optics
Henri Hodara, Editor(s)

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