Optical Communication

Optical communication is any form of telecommunication that uses light as the transmission medium.

An optical communication system consists of a transmitter, which encodes a message into an optical signal, a channel, which carries the signal to its destination, and a receiver, which reproduces the message from the received optical signal.

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