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fiber optics

, fiberoptics
The transmission of light through flexible glass or plastic fibers by reflections from the side walls of the fibers. This permits transmission of visual images around sharp curves and corners. Devices that use fiberoptic materials are useful in endoscopic examinations.
See also: optics
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In 1993, Antoine Muller, Nicholas Gisin, and their colleagues at the University of Geneva demonstrated that it was possible to send polarized photons over an optical fiber using only commercially available equipment.
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