Differential mode analysis of a polarization-maintaining graded-index plastic optical fiber using macrobending

Rei A. Furukawa, Akihiro Tagaya, Yasuhiro Koike

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Bending and launching conditions that a polarization-maintaining graded-index plastic optical ber (PMGIPOF) operates with its greatest extinction ratio (ER) were studied using a setup that measures ER for selective modes. Quantitative values of birefringence at the core local points were measured by polarized optical microscopy with a Berek compensator. Local birefringence and the photoelastic effect were confirmed to affect ER differently manner with regard to the launching conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022503
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 1


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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