Design of Low-loss graded-index plastic optical fiber based on partially fluorinated methacrylate polymer

Kotaro Koike, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

As a promising candidate of optical home network, a novel Gigabit Ethernet prepared by inexpensive partially fluorinated polymer-based graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF) was proposed. Poly (2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate) (P3FMA) was selected as a base material for the GI POF because of its high transparency, low material dispersion, and low cost. The transmission characteristics were investigated, and it was clarified that the newly developed GI POF has low-loss (71 dB/km at 650 nm), high humidity stability, and high-bandwidth (4.86 GHz for 50-m transmission) property. Moreover, 1.25-Gbps data transmission over 50 m was demonstrated by P3FMA-based GI POF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Graded index plastic optical fiber (GI POF)
  • Low-loss
  • Partially fluorinated polymer
  • Poly (2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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