Fiber optics technology has become a promising candidate to replace metallic wire conductors in many Navy applications. The stimulus behind this is the technical achievements in the reduction of signal attenuation of fiber optics from over 1000 db/km to the recently achieved attenuation factor of under 4 db/km. The Naval Electronics Laboratory, San Diego, is pursuing a technology effort aimed at developing a general set of fiber optics components. These would be the cables in various loss factors; light sources in electro-optic modules for bulkhead mounting to interface with several logic and linear circuit standards; and photo detector modules. The state-of-the-art in the technology and design considerations of interest to naval engineers when dealing in fiber optics will be described along with the rationale and justification for using fiber optics in place of metallic wires. (Author)

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Williams, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 165-173
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  • Accession Number: 00099956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM