Development of Low Attenuation Optical Fibers

A major breakthrough in optical communication happened when Charles K Kao and George A. Hockam of Standard Telephones and Cables, a British company proposed and…

Introduction to Fiber Optic Sensors

Optical fibers have many uses in remote sensing. Either the sensor is itself can be an optical fiber or optical fiber can be used to…

Fiber Optic Connector Types

ST is the most common fiber optic connector for multimode networks such as those used in buildings and campuses. ST connector has a long cylindrical…

Advantages of Fiber Optic Systems

One of the most searched topics in fiber optics is “what are the advantages and disadvantages of fiber optics?” Of course I can understand when…

First Generation Optical Transmission Windows

Fiber optic communication systems use different wavelength ranges for transmission of data. These wavelengths are called operating windows. The selection of wavelength from the spectrum…

Historical moments and Developments in Fiber Optics

You might have noticed in “Introduction to Optical Fibers and Fiber Optics“, we used the term light pipe to describe an optical fiber. An optical…

Introduction to Fiber Optic Communication

Optical fibers are used as medium for telecommunication and computer networking because of their inherent properties such as flexibility. Optical fiber can be grouped together…

Advantages of Optical Fibers Over Copper Wires

Optical fiber cables have clear advantages over its ancestor copper wire cables. Some of the advantages of optical fiber communication with respect to copper wire…

What are the Functions of Fiber Optic Connectors?

The fiber optic connectors provide mechanical connection between two individual optical fibers. If used in a network to connect to optical fibers, fiber optic connectors…

Unguided Lightwave Systems

As the name indicates, in guided lightwave systems, there is no contained medium or channel. The channel used is open, that is the space itself….