Got a light?

Schley, Stewart
November 2009
CED;Nov2009, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p14
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the history of the development of optic fiber. It states that optical fibers improve the quality and reliability of video signals by replacing the amplified cables by fiber-optic lines. Optic fibers were first used at Augusta, Georgia and was further developed by engineers at Jones Intercable Inc., a Denver-based cable company. However it was believed that Charles Kao, engineer and researcher, has started the breakthrough at laboratory in Harlow, England.


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