Graded-index polymer optical fiber for high-speed data communication

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We successfully obtained a high-bandwidth (1 GHz km) and low-loss (90 dB/km at 0.572 Plm of wavelength) graded-index polymer optical fiber by using the interfacial-gel polymerization technique, in which we used an unreactive component to obtain the quadratic refractive-index distribution. This high-bandwidth graded-index polymer optical fiber makes it possible to transmit a high-speed optical signal in a short-range network, which is not possible when we use the step-index type of polymer optical fiber commercially available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4261-4266
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jul


  • Graded index
  • High bandwidth
  • Interfacial-gel polymerization technique
  • Low loss
  • Polymer optical fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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