Stories About: GDT Optical Networking Team

Don’t sell fiber optics short―what it can also deliver is pretty amazing

Don’t sell fiber optics short―what it can also deliver is pretty amazing

 By Richard Arneson Forget for one (1) second that it’s super-fast (only slightly slower than the speed of light), has far less attenuation (signal loss) than copper or coax cable, is impervious to EMI and RFI, doesn’t pose a fire hazard and doesn’t require replacement nearly as often as its transmission counterparts. Fiber optics can…

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better

By Richard Arneson Who would have thought that by twisting fiber optics you could get speeds up to 100 times faster? Not me, but apparently engineers and researchers at Melbourne, Australia’s RMIT University thought it would. They wondered whether fiber, if twisted—or at least the light within it was twisted—could create another dimension, a third…

Busting myths about fiber optics

Busting myths about fiber optics

By Richard Arneson How often do you and your buddies sit around and talk about fiber optics? That little, huh. It would be a bit like chewing the fat about your home’s electrical wiring. Sure, it could happen, but conversations related to politics, sports, religion, et al. will probably trump wiring every time. Fiber optics…