Efficient group delay averaging in graded-index plastic optical fiber with microscopic heterogeneous core

Azusa Inoue, Takafumi Sassa, Rei Furukawa, Kenji Makino, Atsushi Kondo, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

Intrinsic mode coupling in a graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF) is investigated using the developed coupled power theory for a GI POF with a microscopic heterogeneous core. The results showed that the intrinsic material properties can induce random power transitions between all the guided modes, whereas the structural deformation of microbending results in nearest-neighbor coupling. It was numerically demonstrated that efficient group-delay averaging due to intrinsic mode coupling brings the pronounced bandwidth enhancement in fibers with much shorter length than the case of glass multimode fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17379-17385
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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