Optical fiber
An optical fiber (or optical fibre) is a flexible, transparent fiber made of extruded glass (silica) or plastic, slightly thicker than a human hair. It can function as a waveguide, or “light pipe”, to...
Undersea Cables: How Russia Targets the West’s Soft Underbelly
Russia has been stepping up its submarine patrols near remote locations of fiber optic cables laid on the ocean floor and carrying digital data across continents the New York Times reports. Pentagon o...
“Combing” In Fiber Optic Networks Increase The Speed And Distance Range Of Data Transmission
Fiber optics is in pressure due to heavy use of consumers as these cables can take so much data and if the limit is surpassed the cable starts crumbling the data. However, a new study introduced a new...
Breakthrough Heralds Super-Efficient Light-Based Computers
Stanford Univ. electrical engineer Jelena Vuckovic wants to make computers faster and more efficient by reinventing how they send data back and forth between chips, where the work is done. In computer...
Making Multifunctional Fibers To Probe The Brain
Various powerful new tools for exploring and manipulating the brain have been developed over the last few years. Some use electronics, while others use light or chemicals. At one MIT lab, materials sc...
Comcast to give Atlanta fastest Internet in the country - Apr. 2, 2015
Comcast's 2 Gigabit per second Internet speeds in Atlanta will be the fastest in the country.
World on a string: Breakthrough fiberoptic cable 2,500X faster than fastest internet
Imagine downloading your favorite flick in 31 thousandths of a second. Such insane internet speeds are now a reality, with researchers rolling out a 255 terabits per second fiberoptic network which co...
Twin beams of noise-canceling laser light achieve fastest, farthest data transfer record
Though internet speed isn't exactly the most staunch bottleneck through which the tech world has ever had to push, it's one of the of the few bottlenecks preventing certain major leaps that we know wo...
Fiber-optic communication - Fiber optic cables: How they work
Bill uses a bucket of propylene glycol to show how a fiber optic cable works and how engineers send signal across oceans. More info at http://www.engineerguy...
Optical fiber - Report: Fiber is again gaining attention
Fiber optic links offer nearly unlimited high-speed bandwidth, improved signal density and immunity to EMI, and crosstalk; all factors that are highly ...
Optical fiber
IERG 1001 Group 24 This video is about optical fibers.
Fiber-optic communication
Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber. The light forms an electromagnetic carrier wave that is...
Optical fiber cable
An optical fiber cable is a cable containing one or more optical fibers that are used to carry light. The optical fiber elements are typically individually coated with plastic layers and contained in ...
Optical fiber connector
An optical fiber connector terminates the end of an optical fiber, and enables quicker connection and disconnection than splicing. The connectors mechanically couple and align the cores of fibers so l...
Fiber optic sensor
A fiber optic sensor is a sensor that uses optical fiber either as the sensing element ("intrinsic sensors"), or as a means of relaying signals from a remote sensor to the electronics that process the...
Single-mode optical fiber
In fiber-optic communication, a single-mode optical fiber (SMF) is an optical fiber designed to carry light only directly down the fibre - the transverse mode. Modes are the possible solutions of the...
Multi-mode optical fiber
Multi-mode optical fiber is a type of optical fiber mostly used for communication over short distances, such as within a building or on a campus. Typical multimode links have data rates of 10 Mbit/s t...
Double-clad fiber
Double-clad fiber (DCF) is a class of optical fiber with a structure consisting of three layers of optical material instead of the usual two. The inner-most layer is called the core. It is surrounded ...
Graded-index fiber
In fiber optics, a graded-index or gradient-index fiber is an optical fiber whose core has a refractive index that decreases with increasing radial distance from the optical axis of the fiber.Because ...
Subwavelength-diameter optical fibre
Subwavelength-diameter optical fibre (SDF or SDOF) is an optical fibre whose diameter is less than the wavelength of the light being propagated through the fibre. An SDOF usually consists of long thic...
Microstructured optical fiber
Microstructured optical fibers (MOF) are optical fiber waveguides where guiding is obtained through manipulation of waveguide structure rather than its index of refraction.In conventional optical fib...
Transparent ceramics
Many ceramic materials, both glassy and crystalline, have found use as optically transparent materials in various forms from bulk solid-state components to high surface area forms such as thin films, ...
Cutback technique
In telecommunications, a cutback technique is a destructive technique for determining certain optical fiber transmission characteristics, such as attenuation and bandwidth.
The measurement techniq...
Undersea Cables: How Russia Targets the West’s Soft Underbelly
Russia has been stepping up its submarine patrols near remote locations of fiber optic cables laid on the ocean floor and carrying digital data across continents the New York Times reports. Pentagon o...
Glass
Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material which is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like window panes, tableware, and optoelec...
Fiber laser
A fiber laser or fibre laser is a laser in which the active gain medium is an optical fiber doped with rare-earth elements such as erbium, ytterbium, neodymium, dysprosium, praseodymium, and thulium. ...
Polylactic acid
Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA, Poly) is a biodegradable thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch (in the United States), tapioca roots, chips or st...
Ovality
In telecommunications and fiber optics, ovality or noncircularity is the degree of deviation from perfect circularity of the cross section of the core or cladding of the fiber.The cross-sections of th...
Optical Carrier transmission rates
Optical Carrier transmission rates are a standardized set of specifications of transmission bandwidth for digital signals that can be carried on Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) fiber optic netw...