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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2013
  • pp: 1117–1121

Influence of launch-beam distribution on bandwidth in step-index plastic optical fibers

Svetislav Savović, Branko Drljača, and Alexandar Djordjevich  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 6, pp. 1117-1121 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.001117


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Abstract

The power-flow equation is employed to calculate bandwidth of step-index plastic optical fibers (POFs) for different launch conditions. The outcome specifies bandwidth as a function of the mean input angle and width of the launch-beam distribution. For small distribution widths, bandwidth is shown to decrease with increasing mean input angle of the launch-beam distribution. For large distribution widths, bandwidth becomes independent of the launch angle. Launch-beam distribution, mode-dependent attenuation, and mode dispersion and coupling in POFs strongly influence the bandwidth of data transmission systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2013
Published: February 11, 2013

Citation
Svetislav Savović, Branko Drljača, and Alexandar Djordjevich, "Influence of launch-beam distribution on bandwidth in step-index plastic optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 52, 1117-1121 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-6-1117


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