Development of a blade for graded index plastic optical fiber to minimize optical power losses at the cut surface

Tetsuya Toma, Hiroshi Takizuka, Koichiro Yoshimura, Shigehiro Oi, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

Although the Graded Index Plastic Optical Fiber (GI POF) is thought to be the most suitable for high speed optical home network media, there are still difficulties in workability of on-site tools and methods, especially in fiber cutting compared with Step Index POF. In this paper we propose a new cutting method with appropriate blade shape and surface coating. By using the new method, an on-site worker can cut and connect GI POF possibly without polishing of the fiber end.

Original languageEnglish
Pages269-274
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event22nd International Conference on Plastical Optical Fibers , POF 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2013 Sep 112013 Sep 13

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Plastical Optical Fibers , POF 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period13/9/1113/9/13

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Keywords

  • Cutting surface
  • Graded-index plastic optical fiber
  • Optical home network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Toma, T., Takizuka, H., Yoshimura, K., Oi, S., & Koike, Y. (2013). Development of a blade for graded index plastic optical fiber to minimize optical power losses at the cut surface. 269-274. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Plastical Optical Fibers , POF 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.