The Future Is Calling

The Future Is Calling

Visitors aboard a capsule on the famed London Eye ferris wheel take in panoramic views of the London skyline…or take advantage of good cell phone signal. Fiber-optic and wireless networks have created an explosion of new communications technologies in the[...]

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Fiber optics of the future: Multifunctionality through multimaterials

Three of the general methodologies for multimaterial fiber preform fabrication. (a) rod-in-tube, (b) extrusion, and (c) stack-and-draw methods. Credit: Tao et al.; IJAGS. Over the last 50 years, optical fibers have moved from novelty to ubiquity. Although we pay little[...]

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