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Practical bit error rate measurements on fibre optic communications links in student teaching laboratories

Walsh, D.J. and Moodie, D. and Mauchline, I.S. and Conner, S. and Johnstone, W. and Culshaw, B. (2005) Practical bit error rate measurements on fibre optic communications links in student teaching laboratories. In: Education and Training in Optics and Photonics 2005, 2005-10-24 - 2005-10-27.

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the principles and design of a fibre optic communications teaching package and a cost effective extension module to this kit which enables students to investigate the effects of noise, attenuation and dispersion on the bit error rate at the receiver of laser and LED based digital fibre optic communication systems.