Educational Objectives

  • Stripping and Cleaving of Fibers
  • Guiding of Light in Fibers
  • Single & Multimode Fibers
  • Coupling Optics
  • Signal Transmission
  • Numerical Aperture
  • Laser Diodes
  • Threshold and Slope Efficiency

This set is designed to introduce the theory and handling of glass fibers. The preparation of glass fiber ends by stripping and cleaving with appropriate tools is taught as well as the coupling of laser light in a bare fiber. This set is supplied with one kilometer of single-mode and multimode fiber, respectively. Fiber parameters like acceptance angle and numerical aperture, transmission speed and transmission losses are measured. The light coupled in the fiber is provided by a single mode laser diode. The power and state of modulation of the diode can be controlled through the control unit. Furthermore, the threshold and slope efficiency of the diode laser can be determined. A signal amplifier is integrated in the laser control unit.

Order No. 4900-9-1410