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Fiber Optics To The Year 2000
Author(s): Jeff D Montgomery; Frank W. Dixon
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic technology is now soundly established and accepted for future use in hundreds of worldwide applications. Through the 1970s, fiber optic components progressed from laboratory device status, through pilot production for trial systems, and are now moving into high volume production. Over the past decade, device performance improved by more than an order of magnitude while prices plummeted. Fiber optic cable systems now are less expensive than conductive cable in many major applications; witness the AT&T Northeast Corridor system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0258, Optics to the Year 2000, (30 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959626
Show Author Affiliations
Jeff D Montgomery, Gnostic Concepts, Incorporated (United States)
Frank W. Dixon, Gnostic Concepts, Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0258:
Optics to the Year 2000
William O. Davies, Editor(s)

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