Optical Fibres - Spectral Dispersion

Explanation of spectral dispersion

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  • Created on: 20-02-12 21:47

Spectral Dispersion

Monochromatic light is light of a single wavelength. This type of light is used in optical fibres. This is because white light has lights of different wavelength. For example, red light travels faster than blue light.

The differences in speed would cause the information fed to the optical fibres to become incomplete.

Therefore the light used in optical fibres is monochromatic so there are no differences in pulses.

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