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History of Fiber Optics
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History of Fiber Optics

Light Brigade Part No.: TLB-W-5LP

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The History of Fiber Optics from the 19th century to the present is a fascinating story of scientific development and perseverance. This video/CD-ROM is especially beneficial for new employees, students, and those who want a deeper understanding of the fiber optics industry.


  • The Pioneers of fiber optics in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Early through mid 20th century discoveries
    • 1950s: internal reflection, fiber structure & applications and other issues.
    • 1960s: lasers and Charles Kao''s fiber proposal
    • Early 1970s: development of systems, splicing, connectors & test equipment
    • Late 1970s: development of systems, splicing, connectors & test equipment.
  • The Implementation Years
    • 1980s: 1st generation singlemode systems, deregulation and submarine systems
    • 1990s and beyond: the Internet, DWDM and the future


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