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The birth of optical communications

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1 Author(s)
A. E. Karbowiak ; University of New South Wales, Department of Communications School of Electrical Engineering, Sydney, Australia

A brief account is given of the early years of optical communications. This covers the early examination of a variety of options, culminating in a commitment to optical fibres and the birth of commercial systems.

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IEE Proceedings J - Optoelectronics  (Volume:133 ,  Issue: 3 )