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Optical fibers and optimal sails

By / August 7, 2012

To measure the forces acting on the sail, researchers have fitted it with a web of glass fibers. Credit: Fraunhofer HHI. As mentioned in the previous post about Corning’s production of optical fibers, the fibers are most often associated with telecommunications applications. But, these glass fibers are robust optical tools, whose use is limited only…

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