Fiber Optics and its advantages for Commercial use
It all comes down to communication in the end… I wonder how people lived back then when there was no way to communicate at all over long distances. There was a time when corded phones were used for children to play with, where wires and tin cans with membranes were used.It’s basically a membrane that vibrates when sound is emitted from one end and transmitted through the string to the membrane at the other end.
This is the idea behind the invention of the telephone, which dates back to the 19th century. It is the culmination of the efforts of many scientists, bringing us together today and living a happy life by taking advantage of the phone. Many cables can be used to carry information from one end to the other. Telecom uses coaxial cable, Ethernet cable, and now fiber optic cable.Increased throughput and the ability to span long distances have made fiber optic cables very popular recently.
Understanding fiber optics better: A fiber optic cable is a cable with a glass or plastic fiber called a fiber that can transmit information in the form of light particles. It can be a single fiber or a group of fibers in a non-conductive tube. Each fiber is one-tenth the thickness of a human hair and can handle up to 25,000 phone calls. Simple calculations can tell you how many connections a single fiber can handle.
If you want to experiment to see how optical fibers work, you can do the following. Suppose you want to send information from a computer from your house to a friend’s house via fiber optic cable. First you need to connect a laser to your computer to convert electrical information into pulses of light. Ideally, as the light particles travel along the laser and out the other end, there should be a photocell at the other end that picks up the pulses of light, which then converts them into their electrical equivalent.