COMING OF AGE OF OPTICAL-FIBER TRANSMISSION

Optical-fiber transmission lines appear attractive for a variety of communication applications in which twisted copper pairs and coaxial cables are now used. These applications range from on-premises data links and equipment wiring to interoffice and intercity telecommunications trunks. Experiments to explore the technical feasibility of glass fibers in these areas are presently in progress. This paper summarizes the current state of research on optical fibers, fiberguide cables and splicing techniques, reviews and detectors, and discusses various systems considerations, experiments and applications.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 17-19

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  • Accession Number: 00188093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: n 78CH1358-1 CAS Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM