Waveguiding property of a plastic optical fiber fabricated using low-birefringence copolymer

Rei Furukawa, Akihiro Tagaya, Shuichi Iwata, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

We propose a polarization-maintaining waveguide fabricated with a large waveguiding area (core diameter: 750 μm) using polymeric material. We previously developed and demonstrated a zero-birefringence copolymer in a film structure of 40 to 70 μm thickness. This time, we have fabricated a 20-m-long optical fiber using the same copolymer as the core material. The polarization-maintaining performance of the low-birefringence polymer optical fiber was studied by comparison with that for other types of plastic optical fibers. As a result, the low-birefringence polymer optical fiber showed a high extinction ratio for fiber lengths between 0.4 and 20m.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Volume46
Issue number45-49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 14
Externally publishedYes

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Plastic optical fibers
plastic fibers
Birefringence
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copolymers
Copolymers
optical fibers
Polarization
Light extinction
Optical fibers
polymers
Waveguides
polarization
extinction
Fibers
Polymers
waveguides
fibers

Keywords

  • Extinction ratio
  • Orientational birefringence
  • Plastic optical fiber
  • Random copolymerization

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Waveguiding property of a plastic optical fiber fabricated using low-birefringence copolymer. / Furukawa, Rei; Tagaya, Akihiro; Iwata, Shuichi; Koike, Yasuhiro.

In: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters, Vol. 46, No. 45-49, 14.12.2007.

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