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Plastic Optical Fiber Doped With Organic Fluorescent Material
Author(s): Hisashi Sawada; Eietsu Takahashi; Akira Tanaka; Noboru Wakatsuki; Shinzou Muto; Hiroshi Ito
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of a plastic optical fiber doped with organic fluorescent materials, the fiber consists of a polycarbonate core with a glass transition temperature of 150°C and a cladding made of a new polymer. The minimum optical attenuation is 1.0 dB/m at a 765 nm wavelength in the near infrared region. The fiber has excellent characteristics for use with a 1 mW light source with a spot size of 0.5 to 2 mm. The fiber is thermally stable up to 125 T and is very flexible. Furthermore, light can be transmitted through the fiber with the incident optical beam perpendicular to the fiber as well as at parallel to it. With these characteristics, the fiber should be useful for transmitting several wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0989, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II, (9 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959835
Show Author Affiliations
Hisashi Sawada, Fujitsu Limited (Japan)
Eietsu Takahashi, Fujitsu Limited (Japan)
Akira Tanaka, Fujitsu Limited (Japan)
Noboru Wakatsuki, Fujitsu Limited (United States)
Shinzou Muto, Yamanashi University (Japan)
Hiroshi Ito, Yamanashi University (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0989:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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