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

R. Suzuki, A. Inoue, M. Suga, T. Sassa, Yasuhiro 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
Title of host publicationPOF 2012: 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers - Proceedings
Pages36-65
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2012 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 2012 Sep 102012 Sep 12

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

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Plastic optical fibers
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Light transmission
Polymethyl methacrylates
Optical fibers
Bandwidth
Refractive index
Gels
Polymerization
Scattering
Fabrication

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. In POF 2012: 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers - Proceedings (pp. 36-65)

Optical transmission bandwidth of poly(methyl methacrylate)-Based graded-index optical fibers with microscopic heterogeneities. / Suzuki, R.; Inoue, A.; Suga, M.; Sassa, T.; Koike, Yasuhiro.

POF 2012: 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers - Proceedings. 2012. p. 36-65.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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. in POF 2012: 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers - Proceedings. pp. 36-65, 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2012, Atlanta, GA, United States, 12/9/10.
Suzuki R, Inoue A, Suga M, Sassa T, Koike Y. Optical transmission bandwidth of poly(methyl methacrylate)-Based graded-index optical fibers with microscopic heterogeneities. In POF 2012: 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers - Proceedings. 2012. p. 36-65
Suzuki, R. ; Inoue, A. ; Suga, M. ; Sassa, T. ; Koike, Yasuhiro. / Optical transmission bandwidth of poly(methyl methacrylate)-Based graded-index optical fibers with microscopic heterogeneities. POF 2012: 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers - Proceedings. 2012. pp. 36-65
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