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Nsf Grantee Presentation: Results Of A Collaborative Remote “Optical Circuits” Laboratory Implementation

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

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June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

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June 27, 2007



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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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12.1114.1 - 12.1114.19



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Deniz Gurkan University of Houston

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Alan Mickelson University of Colorado at Boulder

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Driss Benhaddou University of Houston

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Electrical cable and signal Optical fiber and signal ∆P

∆V 50/50 MM Modulated coupler MM laser Opto-Sci Channel 1 Channel 2 output optical detector Fig. 3. The setup of the experiment includes 2 detectors receiving the same amount of optical power from the laser. The Fig. 3 depicts the fact that one channel will read optical power and the other will read the voltage from their inputs. You will need to convert these into their corresponding voltages.

5.2 Procedures

Assume that both detectors are displaying the voltage through a resistor of 50 Ω for simplicity. 1. Determine the responsivity of each detector. 2. Check the data sheet of the detector on the scope by connecting to the company web site for the Tektronix CSA 7404 scope. Retrieve the detector characteristics to determine the posted specifications on the responsivity of this detector. Compare with what you have determined from this experiment.


[1]Alexander Waskiewicz, Alan Mickelson, Driss Benhaddou, and Deniz Gurkan, “A two credit hour stand alone remote optics laboratory,” abstract accepted to ASEE 2007. [2] Driss Benhaddou, Deniz Gurkan, Harshita Kodali, Ed McKenna, Alan Mickelson and Frank Barnes, ``Online Laboratory for Optical Circuits Courses: Effective Concept Mapping,'' in Proceedings of the 2006 ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference, 2006. [3] Richard Franzl, Deniz Gurkan, Driss Benhaddou and Alan Mickelson, ``E-Learning Laboratories for Optical Circuits: Separation of Imperfections in Technology and Teaching Methodologies,'' in Proceedings of The 2006 IJME – INTERTECH Conference, 2006.

Gurkan, D., & Mickelson, A., & Benhaddou, D. (2007, June), Nsf Grantee Presentation: Results Of A Collaborative Remote “Optical Circuits” Laboratory Implementation Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--2326

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