Date of Graduation

5-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Electrical Engineering

Advisor

Wu, Jingxian

Abstract

An alternative method for transmitting audio signals via the use of laser technology was presented here. The primary focus of this document is on the audio amplifier subsystem including the design, simulation, and performance results. Simulations using the PSPICE computer simulation software were utilized to investigate the theoretical designs of the audio amplifier subsystem. The audio amplifier was examined in three junctures including the noise-canceling input stage, the high voltage gain cell, and the low impedance driver. Through the design procedure using theoretical calculations, simulations using PSPICE computer software, and examination of the finished product with an oscilloscope, the audio amplifier was greatly investigated and verified for desired functionality. In addition, the pulse-width modulation technique was examined and implemented with precision 555 timers in order to transmit audio signals via laser.

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