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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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What would happen if NTT were allowed to monopolize the optical fiber era?
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Musser, vice president and general manager of Corning Optical Fiber, will include a breakdown of fiber volume demand by region and application.
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Musser, vice president and general manager of Corning Optical Fiber, will provide participants with an update on worldwide fiber demand by region and application, as well as overview of the global fiber-to-the-home market environment.
optical fiber business of Lucent Technologies purchased by Furukawa in 2001, was an early pioneer in a broad range of optical fiber design, manufacturing processes, and systems-related products for telecommunications technologies.
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