Optical and thermal properties of methyl methacrylate and pentafluorophenyl methacrylate copolymer: Design of copolymers for low-loss optical fibers for gigabit in-home communications

Kotaro Koike, Takahiro Kado, Zen Satoh, Yoshiyuki Okamoto, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

As a novel base material for low-loss graded index plastic optical fibers (GI POFs) in gigabit home networks, a copolymer of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and pentafluorophenyl methacrylate (PFPMA) was prepared and its thermal and optical properties were investigated. When the PFPMA content in the monomer feed was 0-50 mol%, both the glass transition temperature (Tg) and the decomposition temperature of the copolymer were higher than that for PMMA, which is the base material for many commercially available POFs. The transmittance of the copolymer was also found to be higher than that of PMMA since it has fewer C-H bonds per unit volume. As the core material of GI POFs, MMA-co-PFPMA (65/35 mol%), which had the highest Tg of 118 °C was utilized. A low-loss GI POF with an attenuation of 172-185 dB/km at the emission wavelengths of a high-speed light source (670-680 nm) was successfully obtained for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1377-1385
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 11

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Plastic optical fibers
Optical fibers
Thermodynamic properties
Copolymers
Optical properties
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Communication
Home networks
Methacrylates
Light sources
Monomers
Decomposition
Wavelength
pentafluorophenylmethacrylate
Temperature

Keywords

  • Copolymerization
  • Graded index plastic optical fiber
  • Pentafluorophenyl methacrylate

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  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Optical and thermal properties of methyl methacrylate and pentafluorophenyl methacrylate copolymer : Design of copolymers for low-loss optical fibers for gigabit in-home communications. / Koike, Kotaro; Kado, Takahiro; Satoh, Zen; Okamoto, Yoshiyuki; Koike, Yasuhiro.

In: Polymer, Vol. 51, No. 6, 11.03.2010, p. 1377-1385.

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