Fabrication and light branching of negative type GI plastic optical fiber

K. Tsukada, K. Asakura, E. Nihei

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Abstract

GI-POF was expected as a transmission media of short distance network. The establishing of network requires the branching of light. We fabricated negative type GI-POF with UV assisted frontal polymerization technique. Negative type refractive index distribution allowed light power splitting with easy way, contacting the core of POFs. The bandwidth of negative GI fiber was also as high as convex GI fiber in calculation. It was found that fabricated POF could transfer light by twisting two fibers experimentally. UV assisted frontal polymerization technique was an uncomplicated process with good repeatability to form refractive index distribution. Moreover we improved the shape of refractive index profile by determining proper conditions in UV assisted frontal polymerization technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages195-198
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2014 - Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2014 Oct 82014 Oct 10

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Other23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2014
CountryJapan
CityHiyoshi, Yokohama
Period14/10/814/10/10

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Keywords

  • Frontal polymerization
  • GI-POF
  • Negative type refractive index distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Tsukada, K., Asakura, K., & Nihei, E. (2014). Fabrication and light branching of negative type GI plastic optical fiber. 195-198. Paper presented at 23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2014, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Japan.