SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Which one of the following statements are the correct characteristics of the Optical Fibres?

    A)  Optical fibres permit transmission of signal over longer distances than other methods of communication

    B)  Optical fibres can carry lower bandwidth as compare with other metal wire system of communication

    C)  Optical fibres are less prone of signal loss and immune to electromagnetic interference

    D)  Both 'a' and 'c'

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] An optical fiber (or optical fibre) is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Optical fibers are used most often as a means to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber and find wide usage in fiber-optic communications, where they permit transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than wire cables. Fibers are used instead of metal wires because signals travel along them with lesser amounts of loss; in addition, fibers are also immune to electromagnetic interference, a problem from which metal wires suffer excessively. Fibers are also used for illumination, and are wrapped in bundles so that they may be used to carry images, thus allowing viewing in confined spaces, as in the case of a fiberscope. Specially designed fibers are also used for a variety of other applications, some of them being fiber optic sensors and fiber lasers.

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