Light in a Fiber Optic Cable

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This Demonstration shows how a ray of light passes through a multi-mode fiber. The light-gray inner rectangle represents the core of the fiber, while the dark-gray outer rectangle represents the cladding. In situations where the light does not pass through the fiber, a text message will explain what went wrong.

Contributed by: Marshall Main and Andrew Yang (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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