Recycled Fiber Optics: How Old Ideas Drove New Technology
When it comes to fiber optics, everything old is new again. Crucial building blocks of modern technology were once written off as impractical, including single-mode fiber and wavelength-division multiplexing. Now coherent communication systems, abandoned in the 1980s, have become cutting-edge high-performance systems.
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