Optical transmission bandwidth of poly(methyl methacrylate)-Based graded-index optical fibers with microscopic heterogeneities

R. Suzuki, A. Inoue, M. Suga, T. Sassa, Y. Koike

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Abstract

We experimentally evaluated the influence of microscopic heterogeneities on light transmission characteristics of poly(methyl methacrylate)-based graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF) fabricated by interfacial gel polymerization. The GI POF had few differential mode attenuation because the fabrication method results in no steep refractive index change of core-cladding boundary. On the other hand, the transmission bandwidth was significantly affected by mode coupling. These results suggest that the mode coupling in the GI POF can be predominantly induced by density-fluctuation-induced volume scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages36-65
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2012 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 2012 Sep 102012 Sep 12

Other

Other21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period12/9/1012/9/12

Keywords

  • Graded-index plastic optical fiber
  • Microscopic heterogeneities
  • Mode coupling
  • Poly(methyl methacrylate)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Suzuki, R., Inoue, A., Suga, M., Sassa, T., & Koike, Y. (2012). Optical transmission bandwidth of poly(methyl methacrylate)-Based graded-index optical fibers with microscopic heterogeneities. 36-65. Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2012, Atlanta, GA, United States.