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optical fiber Syllabification: op·ti·cal fi·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈäptəkəl ˌfībər/

Definition of optical fiber in English:


A thin flexible fiber with a glass core through which light signals can be sent with very little loss of strength.
Example sentences
  • Such fibres might outperform normal optical fibres because light trapped in their hollow core travels through a tenuous gas, rather than a solid glass.
  • In that technique, an optical fiber is used to transmit light from a specially coated lens.
  • The light detected by the receiver is transmitted through an optical fibre to a computerised spectrum analyser.
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