1 April 1973 Plastic Optical Fibers
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Proceedings Volume 0031, Fiber Optics Comes of Age III; (1973) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953575
Event: Fiber Optics Come of Age, 1972, San Mateo, United States
Having known for thousands of years how to carry water through a channel or conduit, and for over 100 years how to carry electrical current through a cable, man's discovery of a way to pipe light took a remarkably long time to develop. It was in 1951 that the first true optical fiber was described and not until 1956 that there was any commercial activity to speak of.
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Jack B. Wielar, "Plastic Optical Fibers", Proc. SPIE 0031, Fiber Optics Comes of Age III, (1 April 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953575; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953575

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