4 × 10 Gb/s high-speed link over thin GI 50/125 plastic optical fibers and compact optical sub-assembly

Norbert Schlepple, Michihiko Nishigaki, Hiroshi Uemura, Kei Obara, Hideto Furuyama, Yoshiaki Sugizaki, Hideki Shibata, Yasuhiro Koike

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We introduce an extremely thin 50/125 perfluorinated graded-index plastic optical fiber (POF) and its application in a 4 × 10 Gb/s optical link including our optical subassembly (OSA). We outline the main characteristics of the POF before the introduction of the fibers to our already established OSA is explained. Particularly low attenuation with error-free transmission down to a bending radius of 1 mm is presented in comparison to a quartz optical fiber. Furthermore eye diagrams of all four channels after 5 m over POF at 10 Gb/s are presented. Bit error rate for all channels is less than 10-12 and remains constant when another channel is being driven simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6244852
Pages (from-to)1670-1672
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • Active optical cable
  • Graded-index
  • Optical subassembly
  • Optoelectronic ferrule
  • Plastic optical fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Schlepple, N., Nishigaki, M., Uemura, H., Obara, K., Furuyama, H., Sugizaki, Y., Shibata, H., & Koike, Y. (2012). 4 × 10 Gb/s high-speed link over thin GI 50/125 plastic optical fibers and compact optical sub-assembly. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 24(19), 1670-1672. [6244852]. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2012.2209636