An Introduction to Fiber Optics as a Medium of Recent Communication TechnologyJournal: International Journal of Engineering and Technical Research (www.erpublication.org) (Vol.2012, No. II)
Publication Date: 2012-12-31
Authors : Ravindra Sharma;
Page : 5-11
Keywords : erpublication; IJETR;
— In this paper an introduction to fiber optics as an advanced medium of recent communications has been provided. The Romans must have been particularly satisfied with themselves the day they invented lead-pipes around 2000 years ago for the purpose of an easy way to carry their water from one place to another place. It can be imagined what they'd make of modern fiber-optic cables—"pipes" that can carry telephonic calls and e-mails right around the world in a fraction of a second. Fiber optics works a third way. It sends information coded in a beam of light down a glass or plastic pipe. It was originally developed for endoscopes in the 1950s to help doctors see inside the human body without having to cut it open first. In the 1960s, engineers found a way of using the same technology to transmit telephone calls at the speed of light (186,000 miles or 300,000 km per second).
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