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The optical signal losses in real polymer fiber transmission lines
Author(s): Michal Borecki; Jerzy Kruszewski
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Paper Abstract

The number of polymer fibers' applications grows rapidly now days. The polymer fibers are characterized with a large core diameter, large numerical aperture, large losses and large elasticity. The consequence of large elasticity is possibility of fiber putting down in skirting-board. The skirting-board width is down to 1 cm, and its path has many corners that mean that fiber has many bends with curvature radius about 1 cm. The power losses in fiber bend can be estimated on fiber core radius to curvature radius ratio. Therefore, this type of optical signal losses is greater in polymer fiber paths than in glass ones. This paper presents the new method of mathematical modeling of optical losses in real polymer fiber transmission lines. The experiment shows that in standard polymer fiber lay down the geometrical and material optical losses have similar values. The elaborated method is correct.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5576, Lightguides and their Applications II, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581746
Show Author Affiliations
Michal Borecki, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jerzy Kruszewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5576:
Lightguides and their Applications II
Jan Wojcik; Waldemar Wojcik, Editor(s)

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