Polystyrene based graded index plastic optical fiber with low loss and high bandwidth for premise network

K. Makino, Y. Akimoto, A. Inoue, A. Kondo, K. Koike, Y. Koike

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Abstract

The polystyrene (PS) based graded index polymer optical fibers (GI POFs) fabricated by a rod-in-tube method showed attenuations higher than 300 dB/km. This high attenuation PS based GI POF had a quite broad molecular weight distribution. In contrast, the PS based GI POF with narrow molecular weight distribution showed a low attenuation of around 160 dB/km. This is because the refractive index of PS, different from general polymers, is largely affected by the molecular weight.

Original languageEnglish
Pages180-185
Number of pages6
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

  • Attenuation
  • Graded index
  • Molecular weight
  • Polystyrene
  • Refractive index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Makino, K., Akimoto, Y., Inoue, A., Kondo, A., Koike, K., & Koike, Y. (2012). Polystyrene based graded index plastic optical fiber with low loss and high bandwidth for premise network. 180-185. Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2012, Atlanta, GA, United States.