LIGHT and COMMUNICATION
Stuff Works - Telecommunications -- From
the great "How Stuff Works" site, a look at the science behind
telecommunications systems and devices, including: digital phones, fiber
optics, radio, wireless internet ... you name it!
Optic Technology Tutorial -- A
technical tutorial in Fiber Optic technology, covering the following topics:
Definition and Overview, A Quick History, How Fiber Works, Outside Vapor
Deposition (OVD) Process, OVD Benefits, Fiber Geometry: A Key Factor in
Splicing and System Performance, How to Choose Optical Fiber, Self-Test.
Also see the Introduction
to Fiber Optics and The
Basics of Fiber Optic Cables
of Telecommunications -- From
the site: "Start a foundation for your telecommunications knowledge. Understand
its beginning so you can understand its future. Learning the basics is
key to everything: Bandwidth, compression, protocols, media, etc."
of Telecommunications Web Tutorial -- Great
interactive tutorials on the history of telecommunications from Bell to
present! From the site: "The tutorial will cover the fundamentals of telephony,
from its inception in Alexander Graham Bell's laboratory to today's emerging
Telephone Page -- An
exhaustive collection of links to Internet resources on telephone technology!
Categories of links include: Business telephone systems, Computer telephony,
Design notes on telephone circuits, Do it yourself telephone installations,
Fax, General info, How telephone network works, Telephone info specific
to Finland, Telephone equipment regulations, Signaling and coding, Radio
interference, Telephone circuits, Telephone hacking, Telephone history.
American Experience - The Telephone -- This
PBS companion site to the television special chronicles the invention
of the telephone and its effects on American society.
Graham Bell's Path to the Telephone -- This
extensive site tracks the pathways toward innovation that Alexander Graham
Bell followed, resulting in the invention of the telephone. The site includes
detailed explanations of the design process and the sub-component innovations
that were required prior to the final product.
Communications FAQ -- A
series of questions and answers on Communications Technology, covering
issues such as What's the difference between digital telephones and ordinary
ones? If you can bug a room by bouncing a laser off the window pane, can
you bug a computer by picking up the electromagnetic radiation coming
off the screen? How does a fax travel? Why does your voice echo on long
distance phone calls? And many more!