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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 7 — Sep. 24, 2001
  • pp: 319–327

Microstructured polymer optical fibre

Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Maryanne Large, Alexander Argyros, Joseph Zagari, Steven Manos, Nader Issa, Ian Bassett, Simon Fleming, Ross McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Nicolae A. Nicorovici  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 7, pp. 319-327 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000319


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Abstract

The first microstructured polymer optical fibre is described. Both experimental and theoretical evidence is presented to establish that the fibre is effectively single moded at optical wavelengths. Polymer-based microstructured optical fibres offer key advantages over both conventional polymer optical fibres and glass microstructured fibres. The low-cost manufacturability and the chemical flexibility of the polymers provide great potential for applications in data communication networks and for the development of a range of new polymer-based fibre-optic components.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

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History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2001
Published: September 24, 2001

Citation
Martijn van Eijkelenborg, Maryanne Large, Alexander Argyros, Joseph Zagari, Steven Manos, Nader Issa, Ian Bassett, Simon Fleming, Ross McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Nicolae A. Nicorovici, "Microstructured polymer optical fibre," Opt. Express 9, 319-327 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-7-319


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