Graded-index plastic optical fibers: Materials and fabrication techniques

Kotaro Koike, Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshiyuki Okamoto

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Graded-index plastic optical fibers (GI POFs) are a highly attractive transmission medium for short-range communications such as local area networks and interconnections. In addition to the extremely high bit-rates, which can be more than 100 Gbps over 100 m, these fibers offer many advantages derived from the nature of the polymeric materials: a greater flexibility, easier handling, and simpler installation. GI POFs are no longer just alternatives to other transmission media; they are becoming an indispensable option for many applications. This chapter reviews the development history and latest advances in the performance of GI POFs from the perspective of the materials and fabrication techniques that have supported this progress.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fibers
Subtitle of host publicationNew Developments
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781628084283
ISBN (Print)9781628084252
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1


  • Extrusion
  • Graded-index plastic optical fiber
  • Perfluorinated polymer
  • Poly(methyl methacrylate)
  • Preform-drawing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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