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Fiber optic cable implementation on Breadboard.

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Thank you.

Since fiber optic cable cannot conduct electricity, can i use some external power source i.e. battery or power supply in a breadboard to use the fiber optic cable for sending data in form of Light energy ?
 

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Hi,

I´d say every active breadborad circuit needs any external power supply. This is nothing special.
And - yes - fiber optics needs electrical energy to generate light.

Indeed I guess I misunderstood the question - since i see no alternative answer. Do you see any alternative way?

Klaus
 

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Thank you.

The reason for using fiber optic cable in breadboard prototyping was to evaluate whether fiber optic cable could be a good alternative for high data speed instead of copper wire in implementing wireless networks viz bluetooth & wifi.

Can you suggest whether i am going in the right direction of using Fiber optic cable in breadboard for simulation & testing wireless networks speed?

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
 

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Hi,

Fiber optic needs some kind of "fiber wire".
Thus I´d call it "copper less" but not "wire less"

Fiber optic communication is:
electrical input signal --> optical transmitter --> optical fiber --> optical transmitter --> electrical output signal
Nothing special. You may use it on breadboard... for rather low frequency signals, because the breadboard is not suitable for high frequency signals.

for high speed data:
* the fiber optic is not the problem
* but the breadboard is the problem

Klaus
 

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Light transmission has a few advantages:

* Fiber optic can be one-way, does not need current return path
* If line-of-sight is available then led/laser can send through air to photosensor (fiberless)
* Light neither generates magnetic fields nor is affected by them

We can shine a beam of light on a photovoltaic panel to transmit electrical power but it's inefficient.
 

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