Fiber Optics

Where are fiber optics used today?

The transmission of light information through optical fibers has had a huge impact on the technological world. The medical field has benefited greatly from the use of flexible fiber optic bundles that enable the viewing of areas of the body that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Communications is probably the field that is benefitting the most from the advent of fiber optic technology. Long-distance telephone, computer, and television signals use fiber optic cables. Some systems even use fiber optics to transmit information directly to the home or business. Fiber optics can transmit large amounts of data at high speeds permitting hundreds of television channels, very high speed internet connections, and telephone conversations to be sent and received at the same time.


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