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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 17379–17385

Efficient group delay averaging in graded-index plastic optical fiber with microscopic heterogeneous core

Azusa Inoue, Takafumi Sassa, Rei Furukawa, Kenji Makino, Atsushi Kondo, and Yasuhiro Koike  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 17379-17385 (2013)

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Intrinsic mode coupling in a graded-index plastic optical fiber (GI POF) is investigated using the developed coupled power theory for a GI POF with a microscopic heterogeneous core. The results showed that the intrinsic material properties can induce random power transitions between all the guided modes, whereas the structural deformation of microbending results in nearest-neighbor coupling. It was numerically demonstrated that efficient group-delay averaging due to intrinsic mode coupling brings the pronounced bandwidth enhancement in fibers with much shorter length than the case of glass multimode fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(290.5840) Scattering : Scattering, molecules

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2013
Published: July 12, 2013

Azusa Inoue, Takafumi Sassa, Rei Furukawa, Kenji Makino, Atsushi Kondo, and Yasuhiro Koike, "Efficient group delay averaging in graded-index plastic optical fiber with microscopic heterogeneous core," Opt. Express 21, 17379-17385 (2013)

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