Optical links provide the backbone of the
telecommunication industry throughout much of the world
Lasers, modulators, optical fiber, and detectors are the basic
components that comprise current optical links.
This proposal seeks to develop a multi-channel optical communication
link between two sources using laser and fiber-optic devices. Two
or more voice channels will be converted from analog to digital signals
and then transmitted through intensity modulation (on-off keying) of a
laser transmitter through an optical fiber to the intended receiver.
The project will consist of purchasing and building the necessary
components needed to integrate the donated equipment from Colorado
Photonics, Inc. into a working system, such as purchasing fiber patch
cords, creating fiber connectors, and building oscillators for carrier
signals, amplifiers, phase locked-loop circuits, and multiplexers.