High-bandwidth and high-thermal stability graded-index polymer optical fiber

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Recent progress of the graded-index polymer optical fiber (GI POF) is reviewed. Because the low attenuation of light transmission in the perfluorinated (PF) polymer base GI POF enables 500 to 100 0 m transmission, more accurate analysis is required in the refractive index profile to realize the order of giga bit transmission. The analytical procedure of the bandwidth characteristics of the GI POF is described in this paper. Furthermore, recent improvement of the thermal stability of the GI POF is introduced. We clarified that the stability of the refractive index profile and the attenuation under high temperature and high humidity atmosphere can be improved by selecting the suitable dopant material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-74
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventPolymer Photonic Devices - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 1998 Jan 281998 Jan 30


  • Absorption loss
  • Glass transition temperature (Tg)
  • Graded-index polymer optical fiber (GI POF)
  • Material dispersion
  • Modal dispersion
  • Perfluorinated (PF) polymer
  • Refractive index profile
  • Scattering loss
  • Thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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