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    A Brief Introduction To Fibre Optics Technology


    In our wise wisdom we have decided to bring to you a ‘A Brief Introduction To Fibre Optics Technology’. Understanding how fibre optics are made and the functions they ate used for in everyday life is an interesting work of art combined with science. An optical fibre is a flexible, transparent fibre made by drawing glass or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair.

    Fibre optics has been fabricated from materials that transmit light and are made from a bundle of very thin glass or plastic fibres bounded in a tube. One end is at a source of light and the other end is a camera lens, used to channel light and images around the bends and corners through a single fibre.

    Fibre optics have a highly transparent core of glass, or plastic encircled by a covering called “cladding”. Light is stimulated through a source on one end of the fibre optic and as the light travels through the tube, the cladding is there to keep it all inside. A bundle of fibre optics may be bent or twisted without distorting the image, as the cladding is designed to reflect these lighting images from inside the surface. This fibre optic light source can carry light over mass distances, ranging from a few inches to over 100 miles.

    There are two kinds of fibre optics :

    The single-mode fibre optic is used for high speed and long-distance transmissions because they have extremely tiny cores and they accept light only along the axis of the fibres. Tiny lasers send light directly into the fibre optic where there are low-loss connectors used to join the fibres within the system without substantially degrading the light signal.

    Then there is multi-mode which have much larger cores and accept light from a variety of angles and can use more types of light sources. Multi-mode fibre optics also use less expensive connectors, but they cannot be used over long distances as with the single-mode fibre optics.

     

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    Fibre optics are used in lots of places. Fibre optics most common and widely used in communication systems, fibre optic communication systems have a variety of features that make it superior to the systems that use the traditional copper cables. The use of fibre optics with these systems use a larger information-carrying capacity where they are not hassled with electrical interference and require fewer amplifiers then the copper cable systems. Fibre optic communication systems are installed in large networks of fibre optic bundles all around the world and even under the oceans.

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    Many fibre optic testers are available to provide you with the best fibre optic equipment. In fibre optic communication systems, lasers are used to transmit messages in numeric code by flashing on and off at high speeds. This code can constitute a voice or an electronic file containing, text, numbers, or illustrations, all by using fibre optics. The light from many lasers are added together onto a single fibre optic enabling thousands of currents of data to pass through a single fibre optic cable at one time. This data will travel through the fibre optics and into interpreting devices to convert the messages back into the form of its original signals. Industries also use fibre optics to measure temperatures, pressure, acceleration and voltage , among an assortment of other uses.


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