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Plastic Optical Fibers
Author(s): Jack B. Wielar
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Paper Abstract

Having known for thousands of years how to carry water through a channel or conduit, and for over 100 years how to carry electrical current through a cable, man's discovery of a way to pipe light took a remarkably long time to develop. It was in 1951 that the first true optical fiber was described and not until 1956 that there was any commercial activity to speak of.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1973
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0031, Fiber Optics Comes of Age III, (1 April 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953575
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Jack B. Wielar, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0031:
Fiber Optics Comes of Age III
Walter P. Siegmund; Clyde T. Holliday, Editor(s)

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