Essay How Technology Has Changed The World

880 Words Nov 19th, 2015 4 Pages
In society today, the need for innovative technology is exponentially increasing. Better and faster ways of doing things are always being found. In order for these expanses to be possible, communication is heavily relied upon. Communication has formed a neuro-network encompassing the whole world. This network’s performance is of the utmost importance. It must be stable, reliable, and dependable. Over the years, the medium for this communication has constantly been upgraded from telegraphs, phone calls, and fax to the internet, cellular devices, and email. Although we are at an age where wireless is the popular thing, all wireless communication systems must be based upon a wired foundation. This wired system is where fiber optics come in. Fiber optics came into the picture around the 1930’s but were not a viable option until modern day. With the advances in the field we are able to use fiber for a variety of purposes. There are different types of fiber, which are used for different purposes. Multi-mode fiber will be examined in the following paper. In this paper I will first give a brief history of fiber optics as a whole. A comparison will be made between single and multi-mode fiber, emphasizing the advantages and disadvantages of both. Graded-index and step-index are two different types of multi-mode fiber which will be discussed as well as their advantages and disadvantages. The characteristics of multi-mode fiber will be explained as well as what affects the number of…

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