Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
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Steal the Light
Purpose:To demonstrate the total internal reflection phenomenon.
Procedure:Get any of the total internal reflection/fiber optics toys and demonstrate the total internal reflection with a laser pointer while fiber is in the air. Dip the fiber optics or part of it into a vegetable oil (with n close to the one of the fiber) and see that the signal no longer totally reflects.