Optical Fibers – A Revolution in Communication.

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What is Fiber Optics?

An optical fiber is a flexible thin line of plastic made of silica which is transparent. They work on the process of total internal reflection.

Fiber Optics – Communication

Fiber Optics Applications:

Fiber optic cables find many uses in a wide variety of industries and applications. Some uses of fiber optic cables include:

Medical

Used as light guides, imaging tools and also as lasers for surgeries

Defense/Government

Used as hydrophones for seismic waves and SONAR, as wiring in aircraft, submarines and other vehicles and also for field networking

Data Storage

Used for data transmission

Telecommunications

Fiber is laid and used for transmitting and receiving purposes

Networking

Used to connect users and servers in a variety of network settings and help increase the speed and accuracy of data transmission

Industrial/Commercial

Used for imaging in hard to reach areas, as wiring where EMI is an issue, as sensory devices to make temperature, pressure and other measurements, and as wiring in automobiles and in industrial settings

Broadcast/CATV

Broadcast/cable companies are using fiber optic cables for wiring CATV, HDTV, internet, video on-demand and other applications.  Fiber optic cables are used for lighting and imaging and as sensors to measure and monitor a vast array of variables. Fiber optic cables are also used in research and development and testing across all the above mentioned industries.

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