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Fiber Optics operation 
Acceptance angle Acceptance angle of a fiber
Acceptance Angle Calculator Acceptance angle of a fiber
Beam Propagation Fiber Beam Propagation
Behavior of Light at Different Density Boundaries critical angle, Behavior of Light at Different Density Boundaries
Dioptre plan : étude de la réfraction en Français
DWDM Network
Fiber Optical System Simulation
Fiber Optics Demonstrations Graded-Index Fiber, Step-Index Fiber, Counter-Rotating Ring Network, Pulse Spreading, Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Network, Rayleigh Scattering, Photodetector, Step-Index Fiber, Photon Absorption, Photon Amplification, Fiber Connectors, Time-Division Multiplexing, Rayleigh Scattering, Fiber Communication System, Snell's Law, Radiation at a Bend, Passive Star Coupler, Active Star Coupler, Fused Star Coupler Construction, Fused Star Coupler Construction, Creating a Fiber Preform, Drawing a Fiber from the Preform, Fiber Loss and Spectral Bands,  Fiber Connectors, Time Division Multiplexing, Rayleigh Scattering, Fiber System, fiber technology animations
Fibre optique en Français
Fibre optique en Français
Fiber networks fiber networks simulations, Fiber optics simulations, down?
Fiber optic cable Fiber optic cable
Fiber optics fiber optics and Snell's Law, Internal Reflection. Occurs when light is going from higher to lower index at large angles. Uses Snell's Law
Fish-eye view When light propagates from one medium into another, its speed changes, which causes the light to reflect and refract at the boundary
Grating reflectance The reflectance as a function of wavelength is computed for an index modulation Bragg grating
Graded Index Fiber The graded-index(GRIN)fiber has a core material whose reflective index varies with distance from the fiber axis, Graded Index Fiber
Graded Index Fiber
Interference between light waves Interference between light waves is the reason that thin films, such as soap bubbles, show colorful patterns. This is known as thin-film interference - interference between light waves reflecting off the top surface of a film with waves reflecting from the bottom surface
Internal reflection total Internal reflection
Laser cavity An optical cavity or optical resonator is an arrangement of mirrors that forms a standing wave cavity resonator for light waves. Optical cavities are a major component of lasers, surrounding the gain medium and providing feedback of the laser light, laser cavity animation
Laser System Demonstration Laser System Demo: to know how to build a Basic Laser System
Lasers- the Best Light for Optical Fiber Communications Laser light is used for optical fiber communications for the simple reason that it is a single wavelength light source
Laser: Mechanism of a Free Electron Laser Free electron lasers make use of the phenomenon in which electrons traveling straight near the speed of light will release light if their course takes a sudden turn. If you place magnets with their north and south poles facing each other, and then fire in an electron at high speed
Light Guidance through optical fiber the propagation of light in an optical fiber
Light refraction Light refraction animation
Light injection into a fiber Laser injection into a step index fiber, Injection using a fiber coupling lens ball, Injection of many rays using a lens ball, Injection using two lens balls, Injection into two fibers : one lens ball, Injection into two fibers : two lens balls
Optical Fiber Calculations ABCD Matrix Caculator · Anti-Reflection Coating Thickness Calculator · Anti-Reflection Thickness Graphs · Color Chart · Diffraction Grating Calculator · Fabry-Perot Cavity Calculator · Fiber Parameter Calculator · Frequency to Wavelength Calculator
Optical modes in an elliptical fiber
Optical waveguide modes
Photonics Flash Animations for Photonics, Unit Converter, Snells Law, Polarization, Interference, Single Lens, Multiple Lenses
Propagation of optical modes in guides
Refraction of light you can download the applet, the incident angle can be varied from 0 to 85 degrees, the index of refraction of the second medium can be varied from n=1.00 (for vaccuum) to a maximum of n=2.42 (diamond)
Sending Light by Optical Fiber Optical fibers have cores with diameters ranging from 10 to 50 microns. Optical signals are fed into the cores of these fibers using devices known as LD (laser diode) modules. Laser light generated by a high-output laser diode is passed through the lenses of the LD module to be fed into the fiber core
Single Mode and Multimode Optical fibers can be divided broadly into two types according to the way in which they transmit optical signals. One type, known as single-mode fiber, has a thin core with a diameter of about 10 microns, and allows light pulses to propagate in only one mode. The other type, multimode fiber, has a thick core of about 50 microns in diameter, and permits the propagation of multiple light pulses of differing angles of reflection
Single Mode fiber Single Mode fiber animation
Snell's Law: n1 < n2 This simulation can help you see what happens to a light beam when it goes from one medium into another. The light beam is refracted according to Snell's Equation
Snell's Law: n1 < n2
Speed of Light in Transparent Materials This interactive tutorial explores the reduction in the speed of light as a function of refractive index in common substances
Step Index Fiber Step Index Fiber animation
Thin film coating This applet illustrates the physics behind antireflective coatings
Transient Response of a Semiconductor Laser
Trapping Light in a Core Optical fibers are composed of a central core, and a surrounding layer known as the cladding. The core is provided with a high refractive index, while a lower refractive index is used for the cladding. This difference in refractive indices is incorporated to ensure smooth travel of light along the core

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