Optical-fiber cables, in place of metallic conductors, offer the possibility of low transmission loss and immunity to external electrical interference. There is no radiation or interwire coupling, and a lower weight and smaller size than conventional cables. For data transmission it is reported that there is a considerable reduction in error rate over metallic conductors. The glass filaments send signals as pulses of light.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Accession Number: 00172017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Progressive Railroading
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM