What Is Fiber Optics Used For?

What Is Fiber Optics Used For?


Fiber optic cables are used in a wide variety of industries and applications. These cables send information in the form of light, and transmit a lot of information very quickly. They can be used for harsh environment applications, like those in low orbit space and in the military, and also for applications you may see every day, like internet or MRIs. Here are several different industries that utilize fiber optics and how they are using the technology:

Medical: Used as light guides, imaging tools and lasers during surgery

Defense & military: Used in hydrophones for seismic and sonar uses and wiring in aircraft, submarines and other vehicles

Data storage: Used for data transmission

Telecommunication: Used for transmitting and receiving information for faster, clearer conversations

Networking: Used to connect people and servers and increase data transmission speed and accuracy

Industrial: Used for wiring and imaging in certain applications and as wiring for automobiles

Broadcast: Used for broadcast and cable companies in CATV, HDTV, internet and video on-demand

While fiber optics isn’t new, it’s growing in popularity as more research and development is done for new applications. Check out Timbercon’s range of fiber optic solutions or request a quote today.

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