Manfred Börner

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Manfred Börner (1960)

Manfred Börner (16 March 1929 in Rochlitz – 15 January 1996 in Ulm) was a German physicist.


Börner developed the first working fiber-optical data transmission system in 1965. He received a patent for an "electro-optical transmission system utilizing lasers".[1][2] From 1954 to 1979 he worked for the German Telefunken GmbH. Later, from 1979 to 1995, he was professor at the Technical University Munich.

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Document of the Eduard Rhein Foundation 1990

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