Optical communication
Optical communication, also known as optical telecommunication, is communication at a distance using light to carry information. It can be performed visually or by using electronic devices. The earlie...
Optical communication - Wikipedia
Li-Fi Has Just Been Tested In The Real World, And It's 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi
Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi - a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using visible light communication (VLC) - in the coming months. With scientists achieving speeds of 2...
Stunning Lighthouse Hotels Around The World
Perched on rocky coasts, towering cliffs, or islands, lighthouses have served as beacons to guide ships safely into a harbor for centuries. While many of them have been decommissioned today, several b...
Undersea Cables: How Russia Targets the West’s Soft Underbelly
Russia has been stepping up its submarine patrols near remote locations of fiber optic cables laid on the ocean floor and carrying digital data across continents the New York Times reports. Pentagon o...
'Plasmonic' Material Could Bring Ultrafast All-Optical Communications
Researchers have created a new "plasmonic oxide material" that could make possible devices for optical communications that are at least 10 times faster than conventional technologies. In optical commu...
Comcast to give Atlanta fastest Internet in the country - Apr. 2, 2015
Comcast's 2 Gigabit per second Internet speeds in Atlanta will be the fastest in the country.
World on a string: Breakthrough fiberoptic cable 2,500X faster than fastest internet
Imagine downloading your favorite flick in 31 thousandths of a second. Such insane internet speeds are now a reality, with researchers rolling out a 255 terabits per second fiberoptic network which co...
Twin beams of noise-canceling laser light achieve fastest, farthest data transfer record
Though internet speed isn't exactly the most staunch bottleneck through which the tech world has ever had to push, it's one of the of the few bottlenecks preventing certain major leaps that we know wo...
Fiber-optic communication - Fiber optic cables: How they work
Bill uses a bucket of propylene glycol to show how a fiber optic cable works and how engineers send signal across oceans. More info at http://www.engineerguy...
Fiber to the x - How it works
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Fiber-optic communication
Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber. The light forms an electromagnetic carrier wave that is...
Fiber-optic communication - Wikipedia
Laser communication in space
The use of lasers for telecommunications in space. It is an application of laser communications and visible light communication.In outer space, the communication range of free-space optical communicat...
Lighthouse
A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways....
Lighthouse - Wikipedia
Optical link
An optical link is a telecommunications link that consists of a single end-to-end optical circuit. A cable of optical fiber, possibly concatenated into a dark fiber link, is the simplest form of an op...
Packet over SONET/SDH
Packet over SONET/SDH, abbreviated POS, is a communications protocol for transmitting packets in the form of the Point to Point Protocol (PPP) over SDH or SONET, which are both standard protocols for...
Li-Fi Has Just Been Tested In The Real World, And It's 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi
Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi - a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using visible light communication (VLC) - in the coming months. With scientists achieving speeds of 2...
Stunning Lighthouse Hotels Around The World
Perched on rocky coasts, towering cliffs, or islands, lighthouses have served as beacons to guide ships safely into a harbor for centuries. While many of them have been decommissioned today, several b...
Undersea Cables: How Russia Targets the West’s Soft Underbelly
Russia has been stepping up its submarine patrols near remote locations of fiber optic cables laid on the ocean floor and carrying digital data across continents the New York Times reports. Pentagon o...
G.798
ITU-T Recommendation G.798 "Characteristics of optical transport network hierarchy equipment functional blocks" covers the functional requirements of Optical Transport Network functionality within equ...
Phonograph
The phonograph, in its later forms also called a gramophone or record player, is a device introduced in 1877 for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. The sound vibration waveforms are r...
Phonograph - Wikipedia
Orbital angular momentum multiplexing
Orbital angular momentum (OAM) multiplexing is a physical layer method for multiplexing signals carried on electromagnetic waves using the orbital angular momentum of the electromagnetic waves to dist...
International maritime signal flags
The system of international maritime signal flags is one system of flag signals representing individual letters of the alphabet in signals to or from ships. It is a component of the International Code...
International maritime signal flags - Wikipedia
Aircraft landing lights
Landing lights are lights, mounted on aircraft, that illuminate the terrain and runway ahead during takeoff and landing.
Almost all modern aircraft are equipped with landing lights if approved for...
Aircraft landing lights - Wikipedia
Modulating retro-reflector
A modulating retro-reflector (MRR) system combines an optical retro-reflector and an optical modulator to allow optical communications and sometimes other functions such as programmable signage.Free ...
Modulating retro-reflector - Wikipedia
Dark fibre
A dark fibre or unlit fibre is an unused optical fibre, available for use in fibre-optic communication.The term dark fibre was originally used when referring to the potential network capacity of telec...
Li-Fi
Li-Fi, as coined by Prof. Harald Haas during his TED Global talk, is bidirectional, high speed and fully networked wireless communications, like Wi-Fi, using light. Li-Fi is a subset of optical wirele...
Overfill
In telecommunications, overfill is the condition that prevails when the numerical aperture or the beam diameter of an optical source, such as a laser, light-emitting diode, or optical fiber, exceeds ...
10G-EPON
The 10 Gbit/s Ethernet Passive Optical Network standard, better known as 10G-EPON allows computer network connections over telecommunication provider infrastructure. The standard supports two configur...