10 Bite-Sized Facts about Optical Fiber & Fiber-Optic Communication

By:- Karam

July 14, 2023

1. Optical fibers carry information at the speed of light.

2. They can transmit data over longer distances without significant loss.

3. Each fiber is slightly thicker than a human hair.

4. This principle guides light along the fiber's length.

5. Fiber-optics underpin most high-speed internet connections.

6. Majority of international data is transmitted through undersea fiber-optic cables.

7. Optical fibers are immune to electromagnetic interference.

8. Wavelength Division Multiplexing allows multiple channels on a single fiber.

9. Fibers are difficult to tap without detection, increasing data security.

10. This involves direct fiber-optic connections to residences.