Large-Core, High-Bandwidth Polymer Optical Fiber for Near Infrared Use

Takaaki Ishigure, Eisuke Nihei, Yasuhiro Koike, Charles E. Forbes, Leslie La Nieve, Rich Straff, Hellmuth A. Deckers

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High bandwidth (more than 500 MHz·km) graded-index polymer optical fiber (GI POF) for near infra-red use was successfully fabricated by using partially fluorinated acrylate polymer. Since only three carbon-hydrogen bonds exist in a monomer unit, an absorption loss due to the stretching vibration of the carbon-hydrogen bond was remarkably reduced compared with the conventional POF's. The attenuation of the GI POF at 780-nm wavelength was 135 dB/km, which is much lower than that of the PMMA core POF (800 dB/km). The fluorinated polymer-based GI POF is satisfying a significant segment of high-speed multimedia network applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-405
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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