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Vast potential in Fiber Optic Splice Closure

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Posté 22 décembre 2017 - 07:50

Graham Bell and his assistant Charles Sumner Tainter presented the photophone in 1880. This was the first practical communication device that modulated the light signal to carry information (voice in case of photophone) over a distance. Even though Bell managed only 200 metres, the idea was revolutionary itself and all academics worldwide got busy finding their mark in the vast potential in Fiber Optic Splice Closure .

In the twentieth century, many remarkable achievements were made in the field of optical fibres for communication, but perhaps the first of the biggest came in early 1950s with the invention of fibrescope by Brian O'Brien at the American Optical Company and Narinder Kapany at the Imperial College of Science and Technology.

Kapany would be the one to coin the term fiber optics in 1956. The fibrescope was able to transmit images by light travelling through the first working glass fibres. However, the losses were too high for fibrescope to be feasible for any large distance implementation.

Academics then proposed the use of Snell's law about refractive indexes of different materials and the concept of total internal reflection. The new design covered the glass fiber with a cladding material with a lower refractive index and total internal reflection was accomplished.

This fibrescope technology would later evolve and find its heavy use in medical industry particularly laparoscopic surgery which was one of the major developments of Fiber Closure .
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