Dr. Giovanetti

Connecting the world

Fiber optics are a revolutionary invention that is used much like conventional copper wire but is much more efficent over long distances. These fibers are particularly useful in particle physics because they can collect the light produced by experiments, allowing data to be recorded and discoveries to be made.

Fiber Optics

Fiber Splicing and Polishing

All fibers must come to an end at some point. When two fibers meet, there is a great potential for information loss if the junction isn't perfect. Polishing fibers by hand is a burdensome task, especially since the typical particle detector has miles of fiber optic cables. For the best results, we need a mirror finish on each end to prevent data loss. Similarly, if the fibers aren't fused properly, huge amounts of data can be lost.

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