FIBER OPTIC EXPERIMENTS STARTER KIT
The following items are included in the Lightline Engineering Fiber Experiments Kit. With practice you can master the skills required for safe handling of glass optical fibers. Be sure to read the entire enclosed tutorial completely before attempting to handle the fiber. Be sure to always wear safety glasses when handling glass optical fibers.
10 feet of10/125 Singlemode fiber, the type of fiber used for long distance telecommunications, having a core diameter of 10 microns or about 4 ten-thousandths of an inch. The outside cladding diameter is the standard 125 microns or 5 thousandths of an inch. There is a protective polymer buffer coating over the glass that is 250 microns or 0.010”. Use this fiber to practice cleaving experiments and for interesting visual effects.
10 feet of 50/125 Multimode communications fiber having a core diameter of 50 microns (0.002"). This fiber has a bandwidth approaching 1 Gigahertz for distances up to a kilometer. Good for all types of experiments and visual effects.
10 feet of 100/140 Multimode communications and illumination fiber having a large 100 micron (0.004") diameter core and a cladding diameter of 140 microns (0.0055"). Great for display projects and photography.
10 feet of Multimode Optical Cable, has a super large fiber with a 200 micron (0.008") core diameter and a 230 micron(0.009") cladding diameter. Can be used for short distance communications. Large core is easily connected to an inexpensive LED. Also, great for use as a light pipe.
Fiber Scribe Blade Is made of extremely hard micro-grained tungsten Carbide, second only to Diamond in hardness. This blade has a precision honed razor sharp edge. With proper care this blade will last you a lifetime. Only use this blade to scribe glass fibers. Do not use it to remove the buffer coating, since it will scratch the glass fiber and severely weaken it. When not in use it should be wrapped in tissue and placed in its plastic bag. Always wear Safety Glasses when handling glass fibers.
Tutorial includes valuable information covering the basic optics required for an understanding of optical fibers. Also covers, how to strip the fiber buffer coating, the hand scribe and cleave technique, fiber Numerical Aperture, and a discussion of fiber strength. Experiments are included to measure fiber strength and numerical aperture.
Price: $20. USD + $5 Shipping and Handling
Total Cost: $25.00 USD
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