Rajesh V Nair
Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education
Volume 26 Issue 11 November 2021 pp 1489-1498 General Article
In this article, we recount the scientiﬁc contributions of Dr Narinder Singh Kapany and the consequent advancements in optical ﬁber-based technology. He is acknowledged as the “man who bent light” and the ﬁrst to coin the term—‘ﬁber optics’. We will discuss the ﬁber endoscope, also known as the ﬂexible ﬁberscope, which was designed by him. The properties of light on which Kapany’s work was based are elabo-rated. Diﬀerent types of optical ﬁbers with their distinct features and state-of-the-art developments in the ﬁeld of ﬁber optics are also discussed.
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