Communications – Australian Photonics CRC


The Communications Revolution, Communications Networks, Optical Fibers, Photonics Devices, Future of Communications, 

Communications – Australian Photonics CRC

“In order to communicate effectively, humans developed languages, signs and writing; however, communicating over long distances has always been a slow process…”


“Some African tribes still use drums to send messages across the savanna.”

“On May 24th, 1844, an American artist and inventor called Samuel Morse (1791-1872) sent the first telegraph message from the Supreme Court Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. to a receiver in Baltimore, some 65 km away.”

“Thomas Doolittle developed a new process to draw strong copper wire. Because of its better electrical conductivity over iron, copper wires became the standard in telephony.”

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