Graded-index plastic optical fiber with high mechanical properties enabling easy network installations. II

Takaaki Ishigure, Miki Hirai, Masataka Sato, Yasuhiro Koike

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It was shown how high mechanical strength should be provided in the high numerical aperture (NA) graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF). In this newly developed GI POF, a copolymer of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate (3FMA) was used to increase the NA. The GI POF we proposed previously was composed of a PMMA homopolymer cladding and a doped PMMA core. It was previously shown that substituting the copolymer P(MMA-3FMA) for the PMMA as the cladding material made little change in the fiber's light-transmission characteristics. This study focused on mechanical flexibility, which is one of the most important advantages of the POF. It was found that the P(MMA-3FMA)-clad GI POF had almost the same or superior mechanical strength in addition to the excellent light-propagation characteristics. It was also found that such excellent mechanical properties were achieved using a small dopant concentration and optimum heat-drawing conditions.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)410-416
ページ数7
ジャーナルJournal of Applied Polymer Science
91
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2004 1月 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • ポリマーおよびプラスチック
  • 材料化学

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