optical fiber

Definition of optical fiber

n.1.(Communications) A thin fiber of very pure glass used to carry signals transmitted by means of light. It has much greater information-carrying capacity than a copper wire, and in the 1990's became a dominant means of transmitting telephone communications over long distances.

Related Words

fiber, fiber optic cable, fiberscope, fibre, fibre optic cable, glass fiber, glass fibre, optical fibre
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