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1965 - a shape converter, which uses fiber optics to change the image of an object

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CD 1967041 E&MP55.001

Fiber Optics

November 17, 1965

Fiber optics, bundles of flexible glass strands that conduct light along any desired path just as wire conducts electricity, may lead to a new kind of picture transmission.

The device here is a shape converter, which uses fiber optics to change the image of an object (in this case a circle) to a straight line that can be picked up by a scanner and transmitted as energy to another scanner many miles away. 


Original Caption by Science Service
Fairchild



National Museum of American History

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