Fibre Optic Receivers

Fibre optic receivers convert data from fibre optical cables into electrical signals. Receivers accept the data and then transform the signals into electrical pulses.

The receivers contain semiconductors called photodetectors and an amplifier to produce what is called logic compatible output. This means that the signal output is not controlling the circuit status (current flow).

Some fibre optic receivers perform both the receiving and transmission functions and are referred to as transceivers.


What are fibre optic receivers used for?

Fibre optic receivers are used in many applications like sensoring systems, machine safety systems and tower lights.

These receivers are also useful in solving high voltage isolation issues like signal interference, where large data quantities must be transferred over long distances.

Fibre optic receivers also help to identify transmission errors in loopback testing activities for systems, process equipment and machinery.

Types of fibre optic receivers

Two main types of fibre optic receivers exist:

  • Digital receivers identify the input signals, amplify them and then reshape them into electrically undistorted output signals.
  • Analog receivers identify the optical input signals and then enlarge the photocurrents to increase the quality of the signal without transforming them.

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RS Stock No. 178-2983
Mfr. Part No.SP000063866
BrandBroadcom
PHP317.63
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- Round 850nm 10ns - 2 Through Hole 5.5 x 5.5 x 9mm Push in 9mm 5.5mm 5.5mm - -
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RS Stock No. 189-4854
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2602Z
BrandBroadcom
PHP643.967
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2Mbit/s - 675nm - - 8 Through Hole 22.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm SMA 10.2mm 22.2mm 12.7mm TTL HFBR
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RS Stock No. 189-4842
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2505AZ
BrandBroadcom
PHP657.03
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10Mbit/s - 660nm 12ns 10ns 6 Through Hole 16.1 x 12.5 x 10.2mm SMA 10.2mm 16.1mm 12.5mm - HFBR
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RS Stock No. 189-4760
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2521CZ
BrandBroadcom
PHP456.15
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5Mbit/s - 685nm - - 6 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.2 x 7.6mm - 7.6mm 18.8mm 12.2mm TTL AFBR
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Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2521CZ
BrandBroadcom
PHP486.16
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5MBd Rectangular 685nm - - 4 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm TTL -
RS Stock No. 178-2969
Mfr. Part No.SP000063852
BrandBroadcom
PHP399.53
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- Round 850nm 10ns - 4 Through Hole 24.2 x 9.2 x 9mm Push in Collet 9mm 24.2mm 9.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 236-701
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2505AZ
BrandBroadcom
PHP928.20
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10MBd Round - 30ns - 6 Through Hole 12.5 x 7.6 x 10.1mm SMA 10.1mm 12.5mm 7.6mm - -
RS Stock No. 696-1831
Mfr. Part No.SP000063852
BrandBroadcom
PHP620.64
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- Round 850nm 10ns - 4 Through Hole 24.2 x 9.2 x 9mm Push in Collet 9mm 24.2mm 9.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 236-852
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2602Z
BrandBroadcom
PHP878.85
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2MBd Round - - - 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm SMA 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - -
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Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2634Z
BrandBroadcom
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50MBd Square 685nm 5ns 5ns 4 Through Hole 18.29 x 12.19 x 18.8mm Push in 18.8mm 18.29mm 12.19mm - Versatile Link
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BrandBroadcom
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50MBd Round 865nm 5ns 5ns 8 Panel Mount 22.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm SMA 10.2mm 22.2mm 12.7mm - -
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Mfr. Part No.SP000063855
BrandBroadcom
PHP456.253
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- Round - - - 5 Through Hole 24.2 x 9.2 x 9mm Push in Collet 9mm 24.2mm 9.2mm - -
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Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2522Z
BrandBroadcom
PHP577.50
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1MBd Square 600nm - - 6 Through Hole 18.8 x 10.16 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 10.16mm - Versatile Link
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Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2634Z
BrandBroadcom
PHP739.705
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50Mbit/s - 685nm - - 6 Through Hole 18.1 x 12.2 x 18.9mm - 18.9mm 18.1mm 12.2mm TTL AFBR
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RS Stock No. 189-4847
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2522Z
BrandBroadcom
PHP382.905
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1Mbit/s - 660 (Typ.)nm - - 6 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm TTL HFBR
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Mfr. Part No.SP000063855
BrandBroadcom
PHP590.92
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- Round - - - 5 Through Hole 24.2 x 9.2 x 9mm Push in Collet 9mm 24.2mm 9.2mm - -
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RS Stock No. 189-4836
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412Z
BrandBroadcom
PHP737.533
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5Mbit/s - 865nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm TTL HFBR
RS Stock No. 665-9649
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412Z
BrandBroadcom
PHP950.27
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5MBd Round - - - 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - -
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Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2418Z
BrandBroadcom
PHP830.35
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50Mbit/s - 865nm - - 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - AFBR
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