Introduction


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Introduction
IntroductionCommunication is the foundation of virtually all of mankind’s enterprises, so it is not a surprise that, over the millennia, a great deal of time and energy have gone into developing its technologies. The twentieth century witnessed great advances in the speed and global coverage of communications as electronics and electromagnetic wave management both came to maturity, often to solve problems for the military but with significant collateral commercial impacts.By the 1990s, the need for bandwidth to support all types of communication, but most importantly Internet, had become apparent, and the solution was at hand. Optical communications stepped forward and enabled…
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John Lester Miller: Optical Communications Rules of Thumb. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export