Recent progress of polymer optical fiber for high-speed data communication

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Abstract

Recent status of the polymer optical fiber (POF) for high speed data communication and telecommunication is reviewed. The GI POF was proposed for the first time at Keio University, and several methodologies to fabricate GI POF have been currently proposed. In this paper, we clarify the great advantage of perfluorinated (PF) polymer as the polymer matrix of low-loss and high bandwidth graded-index (GI) POF. It is generally known that the PF polymer can decrease the intrinsic absorption loss compared with poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA), which is the conventional material of POF. Furthermore, it was found that the low material dispersion of the PF polymer is another advantage to obtained the high bandwidth GI POF. It was clarified for the first time that the power distribution of modes formed by the mode dependent attenuation was the dominant factors of the higher bandwidth of the GI POF than theoretically predicted bandwidth, while the effect of the mode coupling was small.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-300
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3799
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1999 Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 1999 Jul 211999 Jul 23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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