Random power transition in microscopically heterogeneous plastic optical fibers

A. Inoue, T. Sassa, Y. Koike

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Abstract

We investigated influence of the microscopic core heterogeneities on modal noise in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)-based graded-index plastic optical fibers (GI POFs). The speckle contrast of the output mode interference pattern was theoretically evaluated with consideration of random mode coupling due to the heterogeneities, using the developed coupled power equation. The results suggest that modal noise can be decreased in the PMMA-based GI POF through random power transition with little mode-dependent loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages275-277
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
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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Keywords

  • Heterogeneities
  • Modal noise
  • Random mode coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Inoue, A., Sassa, T., & Koike, Y. (2012). Random power transition in microscopically heterogeneous plastic optical fibers. 275-277. Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2012, Atlanta, GA, United States.