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History of Optical Fiber

Posted by Tiffany San Souci on Mon, Jun 6, 2016 @ 09:06 AM

The first instances of glass being drawn into fibers date back to the Roman times, however it was not until the 1790’s that a pair of French brothers named Chappe, invented the first “optical telegraph”. This primitive system was made up of towers outfitted with a series of lights that operators could use to relay messages back and forth.

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Topics: fiber optic

Latency in Fiber Optic Networks

Posted by Kevin Miller on Mon, Aug 1, 2011 @ 11:08 AM

The term latency refers to the time delay in a particular system. For communications systems, latency is an important factor, because transmission delays can affect the quality and reliability of the system. In the case of fiber optic networks, latency is the time delay that affects light as it travels through the fiber optic network.

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Topics: latency, time delay, fiber optic, reducing latency, minimizing latency, fiber optic networks