Present prospect of graded-lndex plastic optical fiber in telecommunication

Eisuke Niheii, Takaaki Ishigurett, Norihisa Taniott, Yasuhiro Koikei.ii

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SUMMARY The status of the plastic optical fiber (POP) for high-speed data communication is described. Very recentlythe low-loss and high-bandwidth perfluorinated GI POP which has no serious absorption loss from visible to 1.3-m wavelength was successfully prepared at Keio University. Since the core diameter (300-1000 yam) of the GI POP is much larger than that of the multimode silica fiber (62.5 /urn)the serious modal noise in the conventional multimode silica fiber was virtually eliminatedresulting in stable giga bit order data transmission with inexpensive couplers and connectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Absorption loss
  • Graded-index plastic optical fiber
  • Material dispersion
  • Modal dispersion
  • Perfluorinated polymer
  • Scattering loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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