Novel dopant for graded-index polymer optical fiber with high-thermal stability

Yasushi Yamaki, Makoto Asai, Satoshi Takahashi, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

It is a challenging issue to develop a graded index polymer optical fiber (GI-POF) with sufficiently high thermal stability to be installed in the invehicle networks. Generally, a radial refractive index profile within the GI-POF is formed by adding a dopant to a polymer. This addition of the dopant significantly decreased the Tg of the polymer due to the plasticization. We demonstrated that 9-bromophenanthrene (BPT) had little plasticization on poly methyl methacrylate compared to conventional dopants, and propose the BPT as a potential dopant for the GI-POF.

Original languageEnglish
Article number071601
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume3
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul

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Plastic optical fibers
Thermodynamic stability
thermal stability
optical fibers
Doping (additives)
polymers
Polymers
Polymethyl methacrylates
Refractive index
polymethyl methacrylate
refractivity
profiles

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Novel dopant for graded-index polymer optical fiber with high-thermal stability. / Yamaki, Yasushi; Asai, Makoto; Takahashi, Satoshi; Koike, Yasuhiro.

In: Applied Physics Express, Vol. 3, No. 7, 071601, 07.2010.

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