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ENGRI 111 ENGRI 111 Photonics Chapter 21 in the Book
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Photonics Photonics Until the early 70s the demand for long-distance  communications could be met by electronic industry Electronic transmission alone became unable to  accommodate needs A new technology needed Photonics Philip Ball – Made to Measure
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Photonics Photonics Information is transmitted by photons (light) rather  than electrons First optical fiber transmission line installed in 1988 Most long-distance Cu cables have been replaced –  some short distance applications Glass optical fibers can carry thousands of time more  information than Cu wires with less power  consumption
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Optoelectronics Optoelectronics All of the data handling at each end of fiber is done by  electronics Electronic signals need to be converted to light signals and  back Optoelectronics  - integration of optical and electronic  devices  Integration issues - why not do it all with light?  All-photonic technology?
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