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Basics of fiber optics
Author(s): Craig D. Harrison
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Paper Abstract

Fiber Optics are a medium for transmitting light. Think of having a garden hose five hundred meters long. When looking through it you are able to see 50% of the light. Now you understand the power of fiber optics. The wide variety of fiber optics presently available has advanced its use for sensing, process control and laser delivery applications. However, there is a strong need to understand fiber optics at the basic level. The focus of this paper will discuss the basics of fiber optics for step-index fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1681, Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis, (14 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137759
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Craig D. Harrison, C Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1681:
Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis
David S. Bomse; Harry Brittain; Stuart Farquharson; Jeremy M. Lerner; Alan J. Rein; Cary Sohl; Terry R. Todd; Lois Weyer, Editor(s)

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