High-speed polymer optical fiber network

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The status of the polymer optical fiber (POF) for high-speed data communication is reviewed. Recently, the low-loss and high-bandwidth perfluorinated GI POF which has no serious absorption loss from visible to near infrared region was successfully prepared at Keio University. Since the core diameter (300-1000 μm) of the GI POF is much larger than that of the multimode silica fiber (62.5 μm), the serious modal noise in the conventional multimode silica fiber was virtually eliminated, resulting in stable giga bit order data transmission with inexpensive couplers and connectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC. Part 1 (of 2) - St.Paul, MN, USA
Duration: 1998 May 181998 May 21


  • Graded-Index polymer optical fiber
  • Material dispersion
  • Modal dispersion
  • Modal noise
  • Perfluorinated polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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