Putting on the pressure improves glass for fiber optics

IMAGE: The voids (yellow) in silica glass become much smaller when the glass is quenched at higher pressures. view more  Credit: Yongjian Yang, Penn State Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest […]

Putting on the pressure improves glass for fiber optics — ScienceDaily

Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest that the silica glass used for these cables would have less signal loss if it were manufactured under high pressure. “Signal loss means that […]

Putting on the pressure improves glass for fiber optics

The voids (yellow) in silica glass become much smaller when the glass is quenched at higher pressures. Credit: Yongjian Yang, Penn State Rapid, accurate communication worldwide is possible via fiber optic cables, but as good as they are, they are not perfect. Now, researchers from Penn State and AGC Inc. in Japan suggest that the […]