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Connect LED with a 0.25mm fiber optic

I want to connect an LED (940nm signal) to a 0.25mm fiber optic. I have researched some possibilities, which involves using shrink heat tube, which is unfortunatly too large or simply buy couplers. I ...
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What's the difference between pulsed lasers and frequency combs?

Can you please explain the difference between high-energy pulsed lasers and frequency combs?
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How can the Microsoft and the Facebook Fibers reach 160 Tbps between Virginia and Bilbao?

According to this article, Microsoft and Facebook have completed a 160 terabits cross-Atlantic cable. Based on my calculations, this doesn't seem probable, so what did I miss in my calculation? The ...
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How to Determine Tensile Strength of PMMA Optical Fiber?

I researched the properties of acrylic, or PMMA, and found different results on its mechanical properties. Tensile strength is a material property, but is it affected by shape or size? I’m working on ...
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Can I use an optical fiber to direct a laser cutter? [closed]

Specifically, a 100W CO2 laser. Are there any considerations other than the maximum power for a fiber?
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Use Fiber microscope to view micron sized particles

Can I use Fiber microscope to see micron sized particles? That's mean, can Fiber microscope be used as a typical optical microscope? Generic Handheld 400x Fiber Optical Microscope Inspection
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How does a cable-laying ship retrieve a partly-laid cable?

I was reading an article in the press this week about a project to lay an undersea cable across the Tasman Sea. The ship had had to return to port for repairs and return to complete the job later. ...
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Create a DIY light tube

I am working on a project to bring light into a bunker. The bunker is 3-4 meters below the ground. I am looking into bringing natural light into the space, instead of using electricity. The space is ...
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Could a water stream be used as a fiber optic sensor and detect when the stream is broken?

I have a small idea/project I am working on in which I want to use a water fiber optic sensor that can detect whether the water stream is broken and if so shut off the water. Having looked into fiber ...
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Why is the jacket or sheath of fibre optic endoscopes always black?

Why is the jacket or sheath of fibre optic endoscopes always black? Is it just a convention, or is there a more logical explanation for this?