(Last Updated On: May 3, 2018)

Fiber optics find many uses in a wide variety of industries and applications. Some of the most popular uses of fiber optics are listed below!

  1. Internet
    Used in internet cables. As compared to traditional copper wires, fiber optic cables are less bulky, lighter, more flexible and carry more data.
  2. Data Storage
    Used for data transmission
  3. Medical
    Used as light guides, imaging tools and also as lasers for surgeries.
  4. Defense/Government
    Used as hydrophones for seismic and SONAR uses, as wiring in aircraft, submarines and other vehicles and also for field networking.
  5. Networking
    Used to connect users and servers in a variety of network settings and help increase the speed and accuracy of data transmission
  6. Telecommunications
    Fiber is laid and used for transmitting and receiving purposes
  7. Industrial/Commercial
    Used for imaging in hard to reach areas, as wiring where EMI is an issue, as sensory devices to make temperature, pressure and other measurements, and as wiring in automobiles and in industrial settings.
  8. Broadcast/CATV
    Broadcast/cable companies are using fiber optic cables for wiring CATV, HDTV, internet, video on-demand and other applications