City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics
The basic concept under ...more
The writing is good,and the story of the persons and businesses involved in the technical development of fiber optics has enough competition and conflict to make it interesting. Fiber optics are used both to transfer information, and also to collect it in such medical applications as endoscopy.
The idea of containing light in a medium was first published by a physics professor in Switzerland in the 1840s who demonstrated it with a stream of water.
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Read as part of the research for the essay.
A better book than the other book I have read, with more focus on the development of the optical fibre technology. Jeff Hecht was a journalist who worked for scientific journals and magazines, hence I found his way of telling the history and stories nice and explanatory without going into too much technical jargons. The various stages of how to guide a beam of light ...more
If you're working with fiber optics, this book provides you with a part of the history. I enjoyed reading this book a lot and recommend it to anybody with an interest in technology and specially to students and teachers of fiber optic courses.