What is Optical Fiber? - Definition & Concept


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The core strand of an optical fiber can be made of what type of material?

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1. What part of an optical fiber cable reflects light back into the core as the cable bends?

2. The type of fiber used typically for long distance runs is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are going to examine your grasp of the components of an optical fiber, its classifications, and its advantages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More precisely, you will be tested on your understanding of:

  • Why optical fiber cables provide high transmission
  • Advantages of optical fiber over copper wiring
  • The fiber type used for long distance runs
  • The part of an optical fiber cable that reflects light into the core
  • Material that makes an optical fiber's core strand

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fiber optic cables
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast optical fiber cable and copper wiring
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on optical fiber

Additional Learning

Interested in knowing more about optical fiber? Take a look at our associated lesson by the title of, What is Optical Fiber? - Definition & Concept. This lesson will delve deeper into topics like:

  • Fiber optic cables
  • The concept of cladding
  • Types of optical fiber
  • Limitations and advantages of optical fiber