4-8 July 2016
Kramer Law building
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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NON-SPECIALIST LECTURE: Optical Fibre Communication: Silica Information Super-Highways

Presented by Dr. Timothy GIBBON on 6 Jul 2016 from 09:40 to 10:20
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: Track A - Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials

Abstract

High speed Internet and global connectivity are indispensable aspects of modern lifestyle. Optical communication technologies form the cornerstone of broadband connectivity. Information transmitted through an optical fibre undergoes various effects as the lightwave signal interacts with the silica material. These material interactions include attenuation, dispersion, non-linear and polarization effects. In this non-specialist lecture, these effects and their impact on network performance, bitrate and reach are presented. The evolution of optical fibre material for long-haul, fibre-to-the-home and big data projects is also discussed.

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Location: Kramer Law building
Address: UCT Middle Campus Cape Town
Room: LT1


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