Fiberoptic technology for local area networks

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Abstract

The need for local area networks (LAN) capable of handling high data rates is leading to increased interest in fiber optics. This technology offers several fundamental advantages over copper wire, including low loss, electromagnetic immunity, and reduced operating costs. It is also lightweight and capable of moving large amounts of data over long distances. However, its applicability is being hampered by the high cost of equipment required by fiber optic networks, such as optoelectronic transceivers and connectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNorthcon - Conference Record
PublisherIEEE
Pages147-150
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Northcon Technical Applications Conference - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1996Nov 6 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Northcon Technical Applications Conference
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period11/4/9611/6/96

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    Webster, S. C. (1996). Fiberoptic technology for local area networks. In Northcon - Conference Record (pp. 147-150). IEEE.