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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 35, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 1996
  • pp: 7085–7090

High-bandwidth, graded-index polymer optical fiber for near-infrared use

Eisuke Nihei, Takaaki Ishigure, and Yasuhiro Koike  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 36, pp. 7085-7090 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.007085


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Abstract

We describe graded-index polymer optical fibers with high bandwidth (5.12 GHz for 100-m transmission) and low loss in the near-infrared region (56 and 115 dB/km at wavelengths of 688 and 773 nm, respectively) that we successfully obtained with a new interfacial-gel polymerization technique using an all-deuterated methyl methacrylate monomer and a partially fluorinated acrylate monomer. The necessity for both low attenuation and high bandwidth for a polymer optical fiber is described for its use as a physical media in a high-speed multimedia network. © 1996 Optical Society of America

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1995
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 1996
Published: December 20, 1996

Citation
Eisuke Nihei, Takaaki Ishigure, and Yasuhiro Koike, "High-bandwidth, graded-index polymer optical fiber for near-infrared use," Appl. Opt. 35, 7085-7090 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-36-7085


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