Insightful Facts on Optical Fiber & Fiber-Optic Communication

By:- Karam

17 July 2023

1. Inception

Optical fibers were first demonstrated in the 1840s.

2. Speed King

They can transmit data nearly at the speed of light.

3. High Capacity

Single fiber can carry over 3,000,000 full-duplex voice calls or 90,000 TV channels.

4. Less Signal Loss

Optical fibers experience less signal loss than copper-based wires.

5.  EMI Immune

They are immune to electromagnetic interference.

6.  Multi-sector Use

Widely used in telecom, medical field, and military operations.

7.  Global Internet

They form the backbone of the world's internet.

8. Silica-made

Mostly made from high-quality silica.

9. Varieties

Majorly classified as single-mode and multi-mode fibers.

10. Future Applications

Being used in environment sensing, power transmission.