The Information Superhighway

Falgun D. Patel and Julianne R. Wagner

Recently, telecommunications corporations have bombarded the public with promises of bringing "Cyberspace" and the "Information Superhighway" into homes. To make basic communication system concepts more accessible to high school and elementary students, the OSA student chapter at the University of Rochester has developed "The Information Superhighway" demonstration. This system uses a HeNe laser and an optical fiber connected to a photo detector and speaker to generate the output of a CD player.

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