Sometime in the middle of the last century, optical fiber was proposed as an alternative to the cable for transmitting signals with low loss and large bandwidth. Since then, optical technology has gone far beyond simple point-to-point communication. Optical fibers can route information at unprecedented rates across the globe within a fraction of a second, making them the backbone of the trans-continental high-speed network. The use of optical fiber is not limited only to information highways. It has also penetrated offices and residential complexes. New 5G wireless technologies require multi-Gbps transmission capability, which only optical fibers can provide.
Today, we constantly access information in the form of text, voice, images and videos. This is possible only because of the high capacity all-optical networks which run on optical fibers combined with photonic devices.
Join us in listening to Prof. Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar, Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay as he provides an account of the exciting journey of optical communications that has integrated the world to make it an information society.
Please note: Only the first 500 participants will be able to join the session, as there are limited spots available.