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Optical Fiber

Optical Fiber

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Optical Fiber Optical Fiber CommunicationsCommunications
 
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Fiber optics uses light to send information(data).
More formally,
fiber optics
is the branchof optical technology concerned with thetransmission of radiant power (
light energy 
) through fibers.
L
ight frequencies used in fiber optic
L
ight frequencies used in fiber opticsystems are 100,000 to 400,000 GHz.systems are 100,000 to 400,000 GHz.
Fiber OpticsFiber Optics
 
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B
rief History of Fiber Optics
I
n 1880, Alexander Graham Bell
I
n 1880, Alexander Graham Bellexperimented with an apparatus heexperimented with an apparatus hecalled a photophone.called a photophone.
The photophone was a deviceThe photophone was a deviceconstructed from mirrors andconstructed from mirrors andselenium detectors that transmittedselenium detectors that transmittedsound waves over a beam of light.sound waves over a beam of light.

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