17 Charles K. Kao Quotes From The Father of Fiber Optics

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Sir Charles Kao Kuen was an electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications.

He is known as the “father of fiber optic communications” who developed the use of fiber optics in telecommunications.

For this discovery, he was not only called the ‘Godfather of Broadband’, but also received numerous awards and honors.

He laid the foundation for the evolution of the Internet by discovering fiber-optic communication.

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A highly advanced method of transmitting information from one place to another via pulses of light sent through an optical fiber.

What was Charles K.Kao famous for?

Charles Kao, in full Charles Kuen Kao, Pinyin Gao Kun, physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2009 for his discovery of how light can be transmitted through fibre-optic cables.

These are some famous Charles K. Kao quotes that will inspire you and give you deep and meaningful insights about optical fiber, ideas, youth, and more.

Top 10 Charles K Kao Quotes

  1. “Search and search again as a way to discover new facts.” – Charles K. Kao

  2. “When you are young, you are fervent about the things you believe in.” – Charles K. Kao

  3. “When information is infinite, individual pieces of information are worth nothing.” – Charles K. Kao                                                                                                                                                   

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  4. “The introduction of optical fiber systems will revolutionize the communications network.” – Charles K. Kao                                                                                                                           

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    famous charles k kao quotes

  5. “Your younger self means tends to lose temper more often and your beliefs mean the world to you.” – Charles K. Kao

  6. “Ideas do not always come in a flash but by diligent trial-and-error experiments that take time and thought.” – Charles K. Kao                                                                                                             

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  7. “Not always you can create an idea out of nowhere. It’s a long process, and you need to be patient to see the result.” – Charles K. Kao

  8. “If you really look at it, I was trying to sell a dream … There was very little I could put in concrete to tell these people it was really real.” – Charles K. Kao                                                               

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  9. “My idea was too good to be true, which is why nobody thought that it would be possible in reality. Even I failed to express what I was thinking inside.” – Charles K. Kao

  10. “I don’t know exactly why I am not good at expressing my feelings. But I am indeed an introvert. Now that I am a full-grown man, I still feel uncomfortable whenever I go to a party or somewhere like that. I think I am exactly like my father.” – Charles K. Kao

Best Charles K Kao Quotes (Father Of Broadband)

  1. “Practicing what you have learned generates satisfaction.” – Charles K. Kao                                                 

    Quotes by Charles K. Kao
    Quotes by Charles K. Kao

  2. “Because of the earlier loss of the two elder siblings, my brother and I lived a very pampered and protected life. Nursemaids kept constant watch. With my parents busy at dinner parties and social events, we only met them as if for a daily royal audience.” – Charles K. Kao

  3. “I received my primary education in a school in Shanghai. The founders of that school were pandits and they just got back from France. I felt free while I was there. Most of the students belonged to the rich and they all were quite interesting to talk with.” – Charles K. Kao

  4. “The primary school I attended in Shanghai was a very liberal one, established by scholars who had return from an education in France. The children of leading families were enrolled there, including the son of a well-known man believed to be a top gangster of the underworld!” – Charles K. Kao

  5. “Optical fibre systems are bound to transform the world of communication in a way like never before. The brand new fiber systems are capable of sending signals even if the distance is far away. That too, without breaking, and this way the communication system will take a step forward.” – Charles K. Kao

  6. “Maybe it was the home tutoring, or the late start to formal schooling, or an overly cautious and protective upbringing, but in any case, I never became a talkative person. As an adult, I am not always comfortable in social gatherings with small talk. I must have inherited my father’s gentle nature.” – Charles K. Kao

  7. “The introduction of optical fiber systems will revolutionize the communications network. The low transmission loss and the large bandwidth capability of the fiber systems allow signals to be transmitted for establishing communications contacts over large distances with few or no provisions of intermediate amplification.” – Charles K. Kao

More Facts About Charles K Kao 

Full Name: Sir Charles Kao Kuen

Born: November 4, 1933, Shanghai (China)

Died: September 23, 2018 (aged 84), Hong Kong

Known For: Fiber optics Fiber-optic communication

Net Worth: $5 million dollars at the time of his death, in 2018.

Spouse: Gwen May-Wan Kao ​

Children: 2

At the time of his death in Hong Kong, he held dual citizenship of UK and USA.

How did Charles K Kao Die?

In 2016, Kao lost the ability to maintain his balance. At the end-stage of his dementia he was cared for by his wife and intended not to be kept alive with life support or have CPR performed on him. Kao died at Bradbury Hospice in Hong Kong on 23 September 2018 at the age of 84.

How did Charles Kao invent fiber optics?

In the 1960s Charles Kao presented a solution: fibers of very pure glass transported sufficient light. Together with laser technology, his solution has made telecommunication using optical fibers possible.


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