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ⓘ Charles K. Kao. The Honourable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM, KBE, FRS, FREng was a Chinese-born Hong Kong, American and British electrical engineer and physicist. ..




Charles K. Kao
                                     

ⓘ Charles K. Kao

The Honourable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM, KBE, FRS, FREng was a Chinese-born Hong Kong, American and British electrical engineer and physicist.

He helped discover the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication ". Kao holds dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. Kao is known as the Godfather of Broadband ".

Kao was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 2002 and had speech difficulty. He died on 23 September 2018 from complications of the disease in Sha Tin, Hong Kong at the age of 84.

                                     

1. Books

  • K. C. Kao, T. W. Davies 1968, Spectrophotometric Studies of Ultra Low Loss Optical Glasses – I: Single Beam Method ", Journal of Scientific Instruments Journal of Physics E 2 1: 1063–1068. doi:10.1088/0022-3735/1/11/303
  • K. C. Kao June 1986, "1012 bit/s Optoelectronics Technology", IEE Proceedings 133, Pt.J, No 3, 230–236. doi:10.1049/ip-j.1986.0037
  • K. C. Kao July 2005潮平岸闊 - - 高錕自述translated by 許迪鏘 Joint Publishing Autobiography of Charles K. Kao
  • K. C. Kao, A Time And A Tide Autobiography of Charles K. Kao
                                     

2. Other websites

Media related to Charles K. Kao at Wikimedia Commons

  • BBC: Lighting the way to a revolution
  • 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics information
  • Mountain View Voice: The legacy of Charles Kao
  • Man who lit up the world – Professor Charles Kao CBE FREng Archived 2014-05-27 at the Wayback Machine Ingenia, Issue 43, June 2010
  • IEEE Oral-History: Charles Kao