Workers making a glass blank for an optical fibre

Workers making a glass blank for an optical fibre

T830/0088 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 24.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Optical fibre manufacture. Techni- cians producing a glass blank (glowing) for making optical fibres. This blank is made from high- quality quartz glass, the basic material for making optical fibres. Optical fibres are made from flexible glass that has a high refractive index. Each fibre is then coated with an outer protective layer that has a low refractive index. Light beams travelling through the glass are internally reflected instead of passing out into the coating. The light may travel along the entire cable with little absorption. This glass will be used to make optical fibres which will carry communication data. Photographed in Germany.

Release details: Model release available. Property release not required.

Keywords: fibre optic manufacture, glass fibre, industrial, industry, manufacture, optical fibre, technology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.