Have you ever wondered just how fiber optic cables actually work? Well sure it probably has something to do with light seeing as the word optic appears in the name, but exactly what role does it play?

Optic fiber cable

Well, if you are curious about this technology then you happen to be in luck – engineering professor Bill Hammack, a well known science and technology documentarian and face of his engineerguy.com project, has put together a very informative video that highlights the principles in play, and brings everything down to a level at which most of us can understand.

So let us allow Bill to get on with it then…

Undoubtedly a remarkable feat of engineering and definitely something that has made it possible to properly make the world an even smaller place!

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