Optical Fiber Technology
|The optical fiber concept has been around for more than a century. From the early experiments by John Tyndall in the guided transmission light, through the development of light-emitting diodes and lasers, and the emergence of dense wavelength-division multiplexing, the applications for optical fiber have continued to grow. Today, optical fiber technologies permeate a variety of industries. For instance, delivering high-definition broadcast (HDTV) at resolutions of 1080p has become possible through the deployment of fiber-to-the-curb (FTTc or FTTh) networks. Satellites transporting L-Band signals over fiber do not need to be demodulated, and also suffer less attenuation.
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The ratio of the velocity of light in free space to the velocity of light in a fiber material. Always greater than or equal to one. Also called refractive index.
n = C/V
C = The speed of light in a vacuum.
V = The speed of the same wavelength in the fiber material.