How Optical Fibers Work
Fiber optics is being touted in many different ways these days. Telephone systems are moving from copper wires to optical fibers. Computer networking is doing the same in many cases. Optical fibers allow high-speed communications over a much greater range than is possible with copper wires. In this group of pages, we explore how optical fibers work. Extensive text in 6 parts to explain fiber optics. Make sure to follow the links.