optical fiber

noun

Definition of optical fiber

: a single fiber-optic strand

Examples of optical fiber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But that is light flowing out of an optical fiber and into a layer of soap. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2022 Enlarge / Light exiting an optical fiber and flowing through a thin film of soapy water. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2022 Corning is likely to see a pickup in demand for optical fiber as carriers continue to expand their 5G coverage. Trefis Team, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Lumen and Cogent collectively preside over nearly 600,000 miles of optical fiber that forms the piping for the global internet, with each boasting operations in more than 50 countries, according to their websites. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, 11 Mar. 2022 But that’s one advantage SpaceX’s satellite internet system has over traditional internet networks, which rely on underground optical fiber cables. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 1 Mar. 2022 Its pioneering technology uses some of the 100 million kilometers of existing optical fiber to monitor large scale infrastructures. Carrie Rubinstein, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Corning is likely to see a pickup in demand for optical fiber as carriers expand their 5G coverage. Trefis Team, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 The revenues are expected to trend higher led by continued demand for gasoline particulate filters, as well as optical fiber to support 5G expansion for large carriers. Trefis Team, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of optical fiber

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Optical fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optical%20fiber. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for optical fiber

optical fiber

noun

Kids Definition of optical fiber

: a single fiber used in fiber optics

optical fiber

noun

Medical Definition of optical fiber

: a single fiber-optic strand

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