Find the maximum speed in fiber optic links

Speed of light varies in different mediums. That is why light breaks when it passes from one medium to the other. Fiber optics are often made of some type of glass, however clear plastic fibers can also be used to transmit light or light signals for short distances.
 Project description:
In this project you will use devices such as an oscilloscope and a signal generator to measure the speed of light in fiber. You may perform this test for different types of fibers including glass, nylon, acrylic and polyethylene fibers.

*An oscilloscope is a fairly expensive device. This experiment is only recommended for students who have access to an oscilloscope through their parents or their school.

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