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High-bandwidth graded-index plastic optical fiber fabricated by centrifugal deposition method
Author(s): Jang-Joo Kim; Bu-Gon Shin; Jeong-Ho Park
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Paper Abstract

High bandwidth graded index plastic optical fiber was fabricated by the centrifugal deposition method. A preform for graded index plastic optical fiber (GI-POF) was fabricated by the centrifugal deposition method. In the method mixture of two monomers having different refractive indices is fed into a rapidly rotating tube in an oven, The mixture forms a thin layer on the tube wall due to the centrifugal force and polymerize simultaneously by thermal reaction. By changing the composition of the feeding monomer mixture as a programmed way, the refractive index of the preform can be controlled in the radial direction as programmed. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) and benzyl methacrylate (BzMA) were used as the monomers. The GI-POF was obtained by thermal drawing of the preform. The refractive index profile of the drawn fiber was the same as the preform. The optical loss of the GI-POF was 120 dB/km and the bandwidth was 3.45 Gbps100m at the wavelength of 650 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4991, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501182
Show Author Affiliations
Jang-Joo Kim, Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Bu-Gon Shin, Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Jeong-Ho Park, Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4991:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V
James G. Grote; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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