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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2206–2208

Polymer waveguide module for visible wavelength division multiplexing plastic optical fiber communication

Masatoshi Yonemura, Akari Kawasaki, Satoru Kato, Manabu Kagami, and Yukitoshi Inui  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 17, pp. 2206-2208 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002206


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Abstract

We report a polymer waveguide module that provides bidirectional communication over a single plastic optical fiber (POF) with dual visible wavelength LEDs. The module is constructed using light-induced self-written waveguides, which enables a three-dimensional optical circuit for visible wavelength division multiplexing to be fabricated by an extremely simple process. We demonstrated 250 Mbits/s communication using a pair of these modules that each contained one green (lambda=495 nm) and one red (lambda=650 nm) LEDs by measuring the bit error rates. The results indicate that the system could transmit over more than 20 m of POF in full duplex mode.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides

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Masatoshi Yonemura, Akari Kawasaki, Satoru Kato, Manabu Kagami, and Yukitoshi Inui, "Polymer waveguide module for visible wavelength division multiplexing plastic optical fiber communication," Opt. Lett. 30, 2206-2208 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-17-2206


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