Transmitted signsl quality in 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 demonstrate that ballpoint-pen interconnect enabled better transmission for largelymisaligned connection of graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF) than conventional butt-coupling. This may result from the reduction of coupling loss and some noises such as modal noise and reflection noise by using the ballpoint-pen interconnect, where a ball lens is precisely mounted on a fiber end faces for ball-lens coupling of GI POFs. Moreover, we show that power penalties in the ballpointpen interconnect are lower for larger lateral offsets in spite of higher coupling loss. This is closely related to the reduction of reflection noise with an increase in lateral misalignment as the ballpoint-pen interconnect were laterally misaligned.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPOF 2016 - 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAston University
Pages195-198
Number of pages4
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

Keywords

  • Ballpoint-pen interconnect
  • Graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF)
  • Transmission signal quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Kaseda, Y., Inoue, A., Mitsui, A., Suzuki, H., & Koike, Y. (2017). Transmitted signsl quality in ballpoint-pen interconnect of graded-index plastic optical fiber. In POF 2016 - 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, Conference Proceedings (pp. 195-198). Aston University.