Ibrahim, Mohd. Haniff (2006) Optical waveguides analysis and modeling techniques. In: Advances In Optical Waveguides. Penerbit UTM, Johor , pp. 77-102. ISBN 978-983-52-0668-9
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The use of light as means of communication is not a new idea; many civilizations used sunlight reflected off mirrors to send messages, and communication between warships at sea was achieved using Aldis lamps. Unfortunately, these early systems were vulnerable to atmosphere disturbance i.e. clouds or fog, and because they operate at very low data rates, they failed to exploit the very large potential bandwidth of optical communication links. In modem times, the revolution in optical telecommunication or light wave communication was initiated by the development of ruby laser by Maimon  in 1960. For the first time, an intense, coherent light source operating at just one wavelength was made available. This ruby laser was followed by many other type of lasers.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Deposited By:||Liza Porijo|
|Deposited On:||25 May 2012 03:53|
|Last Modified:||03 Jun 2014 03:57|
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