High-Bandwidth, High-Numerical Aperture Graded-Index Polymer Optical Fiber

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A new large core (0.5–1.0 mm) graded-index polymer optical fiber was proposed to solve the connection problem of the single-mode silica fiber indoor use for high speed multimedia network. The bending loss for 10-mm bending diameter was dramatically decreased from 20 dB to less than 1 dB by preparing the high numerical aperture graded-index polymer optical fiber. The bandwidth was 585.2 MHzmkm which was one hundred times larger than that of any existent step-index polymer optical fibers, and the attenuation was 150 dB/km at 650-nm wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1686-1691
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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