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Optical transmission with single-mode fibres and edge-emitting diodes

Optical transmission with single-mode fibres and edge-emitting diodes

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Edge-emitting diodes operating at 1.3 μm wavelength are used to launch between 5 and 10 μW of optical power into single-mode fibres at a driving current of 100 mA. This permits the transmission of 140 Mbit/s over a distance of more than 10 km.

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