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Optical Fibers

This experiment is described in Preston-Dietz, pg 76-94.

Ensure you complete all exercises.


Key Concepts

  • Total Internal Reflection
  • Core
  • Cladding
  • Step Index
  • Graded Index
  • Attenuation Constant
  • Numerical Aperture
  • Critical Angle
  • Meridonal Ray
  • Monomode Fiber
  • Multimode Fiber
  • Maximum Acceptance Angle
  • Phase Constant
  • Cladding Mode Stripper
  • Mandrel Wrap Filter

References

  1. Preston, Dietz, The Art of Experimental Physics, John Wiley & Sons, Experiment 3

Tech Notes

Details of the optical fiber used in this lab can be found from the order documents, or from the company web page.

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