Past Seminars Seminários Já Decorridos 2009

How a so fragile structure turned out to be so important? [about the Nobel Prize in Physics 2009]

By: José Luís Santos
From: Univ. Porto
At: Complexo Interdisciplinar, Anfiteatro
[2009-11-11] 12:00

Information and ideal communication channel. Historic perspective. The concept of optical waveguide. The geometry Optical Fibre. The loss and bandwidth problems. The contribution of Charles Kao. Fortunate coincidences. Optical amplification. Optical communication systems based in optical fibres. The optical fibre as a sensing element. Large scale monitoring. Strange optical fibres. Optical Fibre: the present and the future.