Low-noise graded-index plastic optical fiber enabling low-cost optical modules for consumer-friendly 4K/8K Interfaces

A. Inoue, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

We demonstrate that a low-noise graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF) can significantly increase fiber alignment tolerance for error-free data transmission without optical isolators and/or angled fiber facets in a consumer-friendly multimode fiber (MMF) link based on a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL). This improvement can be achieved by reflection noise reduction effects of the low-noise GI POF through its strong mode coupling because of microscopic heterogeneities in the core materials, which have much larger-scale density fluctuations than silica glasses. The novel GI POF allows for low-cost optical modules for various consumer applications in the upcoming 4K/8K era.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstituto de Telecomunicacoes
ISBN (Electronic)9789899734524
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 2017 Sep 132017 Sep 15

Other

Other26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings
CountryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period17/9/1317/9/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Inoue, A., & Koike, Y. (2017). Low-noise graded-index plastic optical fiber enabling low-cost optical modules for consumer-friendly 4K/8K Interfaces. In 26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings Instituto de Telecomunicacoes.