The noise reduction effect of graded-index plastic optical fiber based on acrylic polymer

T. Omuro, A. Inoue, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

We investigate characteristics of graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF) based on a partially fluorinated acrylic polymer. This suggests that the GI POF would significantly reduce reflection noise. By evaluating the angle dependence of scattering intensity for the polymer bulk, we show that the polymer has intrinsically directional forward scattering because of the microscopic heterogeneities. The noise reduction is closely related to the intrinsic scattering because of the microscopic heterogeneities. The low-noise GI POF improves transmission quality in spite of the partial detection with photodetector that increases loss and noise. The GI POF based on the partially fluorinated acrylic polymer could be candidate for multilevel transmission with higher signal-To-noise ratio.

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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