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New Plastic Optical Fiber With Polycarbonate Core And Fluorescence-Doped Fiber For High Temperature Use
Author(s): Akira Tanaka; Hisashi Sawada; Takehisa Takoshima; Noboru Wakaisuki
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of a plastic optical fiber composed of a poly carbonate core with a glass transition temperature of 150°C, and a cladding of newly developed poly 4-methyl pen ten -1 which softens at 1.73°C. This caldding is suitable for use at temperatures up to 130°C. The minimum optical attenuation is 0.8dB/m at 765nm in the near infrared region. The cause of the attenuation of the PC-core fiber was analyzed and the intrinsic loss limit was estimated to be 0.4dB/m at 765nm. The fiber has excellent characteristics, includiing thermal stability up to 125°C, high flexibility, high strength, and self-extinguishing properties. The polycarbonate core fiber doped organic fluorescence has been also developed for automotive use such as light guide and illumination. This fiber can be transmitted the incident optical beam perpendicular to the fiber as well as the beam parallel to the fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0840, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms, (3 December 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942588
Show Author Affiliations
Akira Tanaka, Fujitsu Limited (Japan)
Hisashi Sawada, Fujitsu Limited (Japan)
Takehisa Takoshima, Fujitsu Limited (Japan)
Noboru Wakaisuki, Fujitsu Limited (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0840:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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