BCIT Physics Department

Demonstration Manual

Optics and Light

DOP 06 - Light Pipe


- To illustrate total internal reflection of light.



This arrangement is analogous to the transmission of light by fibre optics. Light projected from the neon laser at one end is emitted at the other. The internal light reflections are visible inside the rod.

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- Video Created at Utah State University by Professor Boyd F. Edwards and assistants.