Significant improvement of durability for repeated plugging in and out by ballpoint-pen interconnect of graded-index plastic optical fiber

Y. Kaseda, A. Inoue, A. Mitsui, H. Suzuki, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

We investigate influence of repeated plugging in and out processes on data transmission quality through ballpoint-pen interconnect where ball lens can be precisely mounted on graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF) end-face using ballpoint-pen production technology. By using the ballpoint-pen interconnect, data transmission quality is barely degraded with repeated plugging in and out, resulting in its better transmission after 2500 cycles of plugging in and out without any cleanings than butt-coupling. This is because coupling loss increment due to dusts and scratches caused by plugging in and out are suppressed owing to protected GI POF end-face from dusts and scratches by ball lens and increased ratio of dusts and scratches to beam width.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstituto de Telecomunicacoes
ISBN (Electronic)9789899734524
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 2017 Sep 132017 Sep 15

Other

Other26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings
CountryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period17/9/1317/9/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Kaseda, Y., Inoue, A., Mitsui, A., Suzuki, H., & Koike, Y. (2017). Significant improvement of durability for repeated plugging in and out by ballpoint-pen interconnect of graded-index plastic optical fiber. In 26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings Instituto de Telecomunicacoes.