fibre optics


The technology which utilises optical fibre, such as plastic or glass threads, to transmit data. Optical fibres are able to transmit light between the two ends of the fibre and may transfer images and messages modulated onto light waves. Fibre optic cables have increased in popularity because of their possibility to transfer data over long distances at higher bandwidths and with lesser amounts of interference than metal cables.

Alternative label

  • fiber optics

  • optical fibres

  • types of optical fiber

  • plastic filament

  • plastic threads

  • glass threads

  • typology of optical fibre

  • optical fibers

  • types of optical fibre

  • glass filament

  • typology of optical fiber

Skill type

  • knowledge

Skill reusability level

  • cross-sector skills and competences

Optional skill/competence of



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