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Prospects for the development and application of plastic optical fibers
Author(s): Werner Groh; James E. Kuder; Juergen Theis
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Paper Abstract

In past years, plastic optical fibers (POF) have gained more and more interest because of features like low-cost, easy handling, and good flexibility even at large diameters. Therefore, these fibers are considered to be suitable for short-haul data transmission applications in computer links or in automobiles. However, the breakthrough of POF is prohibited by two major disadvantages, namely the relatively high loss of about 200 dB/km and the low heat resistance of 80 - 90 degree(s)C, which is not sufficient for the automotive area. In distributed networks even for short distance transmission, improvements in the optical loss are very essential.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1592, Plastic Optical Fibers, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50990
Show Author Affiliations
Werner Groh, Hoechst AG (Germany)
James E. Kuder, Hoechst Celanese Corp. (United States)
Juergen Theis, Hoechst AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1592:
Plastic Optical Fibers

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