Come learn more about fiber optics! An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Optical fibers are used most often as a means to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber and find wide usage in fiber-optic communications, where they permit transmission over longer distances and at higher data rates than wire cables. Fibers are used instead of metal wires because signals travel along them with lesser amounts of loss; in addition, fibers are also immune to electromagnetic interference, a problem from which metal wires suffer excessively.
Presenter: Kip Winzer and Kurt Giessel (Instructional Computing)
Location: Building 3, Room 102