High-bandwidth, graded-index polymer optical fiber for near-infrared use

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We describe graded-index polymer optical fibers with high bandwidth (5.12 GHz for 100-m transmission) and low loss in the near-infrared region (56 and 115 dBykm at wavelengths of 688 and 773 nm, respectively) that we successfully obtained with a new interfacial-gel polymerization technique using an all-deuterated methyl methacrylate monomer and a partially fluorinated acrylate monomer. The necessity for both low attenuation and high bandwidth for a polymer optical fiber is described for its use as a physical media in a high-speed multimedia network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7085-7090
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 20


  • Graded index
  • High bandwidth
  • Low absorption loss
  • Polymer optical fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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