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Photodetector and Receiver Characteristics

In this video from the ICT Center, learn about fiber optic receivers. Investigate the components of an optical receiver; how a photodetector converts an optical signal to an electrical one; and the characteristics of PIN, avalanche, and metal-semiconductor-metal photodiodes.

This media asset was adapted from "ICT Experiment 5: Photodetector and Receiver Characteristics".

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