Kennedy: MCQs in Introduction to Fiber Optic Technology

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MCQs in Introduction to Fiber Optic Technology

This is the Multiple Choice Questions in Chapter 18: Introduction to Fiber Optic Technology from the book Electronic Communication Systems by George Kennedy. If you are looking for a reviewer in Communications Engineering this will definitely help. I can assure you that this will be a great help in reviewing the book in preparation for your Board Exam. Make sure to familiarize each and every questions to increase the chance of passing the ECE Board Exam.

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Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

1. What is the frequency limit of copper wire?

  • a. approximately 0.5 MHz
  • b. approximately 1.0 MHz
  • c. approximately 40 GHz
  • d. None of the above

2. Approximately what is the frequency limit of the optical fiber?

  • a. 20 GHz
  • b. 1 MHz
  • c. 100 MHz
  • d. 40 MHz

3. A single fiber can handle as many voice channel as

  • a. a pair of copper conductors
  • b. a 1500-pair cable
  • c. a 500-pair cable
  • d. a 1000-pair cable

4. An incident ray can be defined as

  • a. a light ray reflected from a flat surface
  • b. a light ray directed toward a surface
  • c. a diffused light ray
  • d. a light ray that happens periodically

5. The term dispersion describes the process of

  • a. separating light into its component frequencies
  • b. reflecting light from a smooth surface
  • c. the process by which light is absorbed by an uneven rough surface
  • d. light scattering

6. Which of the following terms describes the reason that light is refracted at different angles?

  • a. Photon energy changes with wavelength
  • b. Light is refracted as a function of surface smoothness
  • c. The angle is determined partly by a and b
  • d. The angle is determined by the index of the materials

7. The term critical angle describes

  • a. the point at which light is refracted
  • b. the point at which light becomes invisible
  • c. the point at which light has gone from the refractive mode to the reflective mode
  • d. the point at which light has crossed the boundary layers from one index to another

8. The cladding which surrounds the fiber core

  • a. is used to reduce optical interference
  • b. is used to protect the fiber
  • c. acts to help guide the light in the core
  • d. ensures that the refractive index remains constant

9. The reflective index number is

  • a. a number which compares the transparency of a material with that of air
  • b. a number assigned by the manufacturer to the fiber in question
  • c. a number which determines the core diameter
  • d. a term for describing core elasticity

10. The terms single mode and multimode are best describes as

  • a. the number of fibers placed into a fiber-optic cable
  • b. the number of voice channels each fiber can support
  • c. the number of wavelengths each fiber can support
  • d. the index number

11. The higher the index number

  • a. the higher the speed of light
  • b. the lower the speed of light
  • c. has no effect on the speed of light
  • d. the shorter the wavelength propagation

12. The three major groups in the optical system are

  • a. the components, the data rate and response time
  • b. the source, the link, and the receiver
  • c. the transmitter, the cable, and the receiver
  • d. the source, the link, and the detector

13. As light is coupled in a multipoint reflective device, the power is reduced by

  • a. 1.5 dB
  • b. 0.1 dB
  • c. 0.5 dB
  • d. 0.001 dB

14. When connector losses, splice losses, and coupler losses are added, what is the final limiting factor?

  • a. Source power
  • b. Fiber attenuation
  • c. Connector and splice losses
  • d. Detector sensitivity

15. The term responsivity as it applies to a light detector is best described as

  • a. the time required for the signal to go from 10 to 90 percent of maximum amplitude
  • b. the ratio of the diode output current to optical input power
  • c. the ratio of output current to output power
  • d. the ratio of output current to input current

16. Loss comparisons between fusion splices and mechanical splices are

  • a. 1:10
  • b. 10:1
  • c. 20:1
  • d. 1:20

17. The mechanical splice is best suited for

  • a. quicker installation under ideal conditions
  • b. minimum attenuation losses
  • c. field service conditions
  • d. situations in which cost of equipment is not a factor

18. EMD is best describe by which statement?

  • a. 70 percent of the core diameter and 70% of the fiber NA should be filled with light
  • b. 70 percent of the fiber diameter and 70% of the cone of acceptance should be filled with light
  • c. 70 percent of input light should be measured at the output
  • d. 70 percent of the unwanted wavelengths should be attenuated by the fiber

19. Which of the following cables will have the highest launch power capability?

  • a. 50/125/0.2
  • b. 85/125/0.275
  • c. 62.5/125/0.275
  • d. 100/140/0.3

20. The term power budgeting refers to

  • a. the cost of cables, connectors, equipment, and installation
  • b. the loss of power due to defective components
  • c. the total power available minus the attenuation losses
  • d. the comparative costs of fiber and copper installations

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