Charles K. Kao

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Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM[3], KBE[4], FRS[5], FREng[6] (born November 4, 1933) is a pioneer in the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao, known as the "Godfather of Broadband"[7], "Father of Fiber Optics"[8][9][10][11][12] or "Father of Fiber Optic Communications"[13][14], was awarded half of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication".[15]


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