The status of the polymer optical fiber (POF) for high-speed data communication is reviewed. Very recently, the low-loss and high-bandwidth perfluorinated GI POF which has no serious absorption loss from visible to 1.3-μm wavelength was successfully prepared at Keio University. Since the core diameter (300-1000 μm) of the GI POF is much larger than that of the multimode silica fiber (62.5 μm), the serious modal noise in the conventional multimode silica fiber was virtually eliminated, resulting in stable giga bit order data transmission with inexpensive couplers and connectors.
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Dec 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 22nd European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC. Part 5 (of 6) - Oslo, Norway|
Duration: 1996 Sep 15 → 1996 Sep 19
|Other||Proceedings of the 1996 22nd European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC. Part 5 (of 6)|
|Period||96/9/15 → 96/9/19|
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