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Optical Fibres
Uses of optical fibres
The way optical fibres work
Advantages of Optical fibres
Disadvantages of Optical fibres
Uses of optical fibres
Types of optical fibres

Uses for optical fibres are:

Communication - Telephone transmission method uses fibre-optic cables. Optical fibres transmit energy in the form of light pulses. The technology is similar to that of the coaxial cable, except that the optical fibres can handle tens of thousands of conversations simultaneously.


Medical uses - Optical fibres are well suited for medical use. They can be made in extremely thin, flexible strands for insertion into the blood vessels, lungs, and other hollow parts of the body. Optical fibres are used in a number of instruments that enable doctors to view internal body parts without having to perform surgery.


Simple uses - The simplest application of optical fibres is the transmission of light to locations otherwise hard to reach. Also, bundles of several thousand very thin fibres assembled precisely side by side and optically polished at their ends, can be used to transmit images.

By Mathew Barrie - Cusack 5