Optical Fibers


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Optical Fibers
1010606Optical FibersOptical fibers truly represent a photonic revolution that has resulted in the creation of many fortunes. Their enormous transmission capabilities and unique optical properties (e.g., allowing light to be guided around corners) have changed many parts of the electro-optics environment and have been the foremost technical enabler for optical telecom. As commonplace as fiber optics appears to be today, as recently as the 1970s, they were considered exotic. In fact, it was an economic adventure when several firms first offered scientific fiber optic test apparatus in the late 1970s, and the first telecom fiber cable was not lit …
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John Lester Miller: Optical Communications Rules of Thumb. Optical Fibers, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export