Stabilized multimode fiber link using graded-index plastic optical fiber with strong mode coupling

A. Inoue, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

We demonstrate that a multimode fiber (MMF) link based on a vertical surface emitting laser (VCSEL) can be stabilized using a graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF) with strong mode coupling. In the MMF link with strong optical feedbacks to the VCSEL, the GI POF allows for higher quality data transmission with less noises and instabilities than silica GI MMFs. By directly observing beams backreflected to the VCSEL, we show that the transmission quality improvement is closely related to random mode coupling because of light scattering by microscopic heterogeneities in the GI POF core. These results suggest that the low-noise GI POF allows for the low-cost optical interconnects without optical isolators, angled fiber endfaces, and precise alignments for consumer applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPOF 2016 - 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAston University
Pages23-27
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781854494085
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2016 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Sep 132016 Sep 15

Other

Other25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period16/9/1316/9/15

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Plastic optical fibers
Multimode fibers
Surface emitting lasers
Optical feedback
Optical interconnects
Silicon Dioxide
Light scattering
Data communication systems
Silica
Fibers
Costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Inoue, A., & Koike, Y. (2017). Stabilized multimode fiber link using graded-index plastic optical fiber with strong mode coupling. In POF 2016 - 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, Conference Proceedings (pp. 23-27). Aston University.

Stabilized multimode fiber link using graded-index plastic optical fiber with strong mode coupling. / Inoue, A.; Koike, Yasuhiro.

POF 2016 - 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, Conference Proceedings. Aston University, 2017. p. 23-27.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Inoue, A & Koike, Y 2017, Stabilized multimode fiber link using graded-index plastic optical fiber with strong mode coupling. in POF 2016 - 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, Conference Proceedings. Aston University, pp. 23-27, 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 16/9/13.
Inoue A, Koike Y. Stabilized multimode fiber link using graded-index plastic optical fiber with strong mode coupling. In POF 2016 - 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, Conference Proceedings. Aston University. 2017. p. 23-27
Inoue, A. ; Koike, Yasuhiro. / Stabilized multimode fiber link using graded-index plastic optical fiber with strong mode coupling. POF 2016 - 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, Conference Proceedings. Aston University, 2017. pp. 23-27
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