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Preparation of graded-index plastic optical fiber by co-extrusion process
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Paper Abstract

A novel fabrication method of graded index polymer optical fibers (GI-POFs) called the "co-extrusion process" is proposed and demonstrated for first time. This continuous fabrication process can reduce the fabrication cost of GI-POFs. Dopant diffusion temperature, dopant diffusion time, and the molecular weight of PMMA were optimized. By this optimization, desirable refractive index profile was achieved. Therefore, it is exhibited that the GI-POF obtained by the co-extrusion process has as high bandwidth as the one prepared by the conventional interfacial-gel polymerization process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6470, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IX, 64700K (7 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.700193
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Ryoma Hirose, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
Makoto Asai, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
Atsushi Kondo, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Yasuhiro Koike, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6470:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IX
James G. Grote; Francois Kajzar; Nakjoong Kim, Editor(s)

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