This set of Optical Communications Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Digital System Planning Considerations”.

1. Sampling rate for each speech channel on 32-channel PCM is 8 KHz each encoded into 8 bits. Determine number of bits in a frame.

a) 64

b) 128

c) 32

d) 256

2. Sampling rate for each speech channel on 32-channel PCM is 8 KHz each encoded into 8 bits. Determine the transmission rate for system with 256 bits in a frame.

a) 2.96 Mbits/s

b) 2.048 Mbits/s

c) 3.92 Mbits/s

d) 4 Mbits/s

3. Sampling rate for each speech channel on 32-channel PCM is 8 KHz each encoded into 8 bits. Determine the bit duration with transmission rate of 2.048 M bits/s.

a) 388 ns

b) 490 ns

c) 488 ns

d) 540 ns

4. The bit duration is 488 ns. Sampling rate for each channel on 32-channel PCM is 8 KHz encoded into 8 bits. Determine the time slot duration.

a) 3.2 μs

b) 3.1 μs

c) 7 μs

d) 3.9 μs

5. Sampling rate for each speech channel on 32-channel PCM is 8 KHz each encoded into 8 bits. Determine duration of frame with time slot duration of 3.9μs.

a) 125 μs

b) 130 μs

c) 132 μs

d) 133 μs

6. Sampling rate for each speech channel on 32-channel PCM is 8 KHz each encoded into 8 bits. Determine the duration of multi-frame if duration of a frame is 125μs.

a) 2ms

b) 3ms

c) 4ms

d) 10ms

7. Determine excess avalanche noise factor F(M) if APD has multiplication factor of 100, carrier ionization rate of 0.02.

a) 3.99

b) 3.95

c) 4.3

d) 4

8. Compute average number of photons incident at receiver in APD if quantum efficiency is 80%, F (M) = 4, SNR = 144.

a) 866

b) 865

c) 864

d) 867

9. Determine incident optical power if z_{m}=864, wavelength = 1μm.

a) -85 dBm

b) -80 dBm

c) -69.7 dBm

d) -60.7 dBm

10. Determine wavelength of incident optical power if z_{m}=864, incident optical power is -60.7 dB, B_{T}=1 * 10^{7}.

a) 1 μs

b) 2 μs

c) 3 μs

d) 4 μs

11. Determine total channel loss if connector loss at source and detector is 3.5 and 2.5 dB and attenuation of 5 dB/km.

a) 34 dB

b) 35 dB

c) 36 dB

d) 38 dB

12. Determine length of the fiber if attenuation is 5dB/km, splice loss is 2 dB/km, connector loss at source and detector is 3.5 and 2.5.

a) 5 km

b) 4 km

c) 3 km

d) 8 km

13. Determine total RMS pulse broadening over 8 km if RMS pulse broadening is 0.6ns/km.

a) 3.6 ns

b) 4 ns

c) 4.8 ns

d) 3 ns

14. Determine RMS pulse broadening over 8 km if total RMS pulse broadening is 5.8ns/km.

a) 0.2ns/km

b) 0.1ns/km

c) 0.4ns/km

d) 0.72ns/km