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How Optical Fibers Work


How Optical Fibers Work

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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. 
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Date Added to MERLOT: May 19, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 15, 2012
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Submitter: John Walkup


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3 years ago


Excelente desarrollo, para un nivel basico/medio, es necesario un trabajo para su tradución al espanol y masificacion al grupo curso.

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Excelente linea tecnica, conceptualizando cada item de forma clara y precisa, es necesario definir recomendaciones graficas y/o multimideliales para su compemento.