Modal bandwidth enhancement of plastic optical fibers by W-shaped refractive index profile

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Abstract

Modal bandwidth enhancement in multimode plastic optical fibers (POFs) is successfully achieved by a W-shaped refractive index profile, even compared to conventional high-bandwidth graded-index (Gl) POFs. We experimentally fabricate different types of W-shaped POFs by varying the index exponent g, numerical aperture, and depth of the index valley. Then, we verify that the group delay of high-order modes is strongly affected by the index valley, by which the bandwidth higher than that of conventional Gl POFs is achieved. In this paper, we design the optimum index profile of W-shaped POF for high-bandwidth performance. In addition to the bandwidth enhancement, we demonstrate low bending-loss in W-shaped POFs compared to Gl POFs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 European Conference on Optical Communications Proceedings, ECOC 2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 European Conference on Optical Communications, ECOC 2006 - Cannes, France
Duration: 2006 Sep 242006 Sep 28

Publication series

Name2006 European Conference on Optical Communications Proceedings, ECOC 2006

Other

Other2006 European Conference on Optical Communications, ECOC 2006
CountryFrance
CityCannes
Period06/9/2406/9/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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