- Published in issue 9/1991 on page 24
Fibre optics (1):
Fiber optics are the latest transmission media in communications and instrumentation technology. Fibers are showing up in telecommunications, in computer data communications, and all manner of scientific, engineering and medical instruments. Briefly stated, fiber optics is that technology in which light is passed through a plastic or glass fiber so that it can be directed to a specific destination. If the light is encoded (modulated) with an information signal, then that signal is transmitted over the fiber optical path.