9 February 1993 Ormosil coatings for POF
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In spite of Plastic Optical Fibers' (POFs) assets, their attenuation still remains too high (usually near 200 dB.km-1 at 650 nm) and far from the theoretical one. The transmittance could be improved by optimizing the interface between the cladding and the core. Thus a process of a new ORMOSIL (ORganically MOdified SILicate) cladding which is obtained by sol-gel technology is proposed for PMMA fibers. Coupling agents are able to assure the adhesion of the core fibers by chemical links with the coating.
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C. Hoarau, C. Hoarau, Christian Perrot, Christian Perrot, Bernard Chiron, Bernard Chiron, Andre Sivade, Andre Sivade, Daniel E. Bourret, Daniel E. Bourret, } "Ormosil coatings for POF", Proc. SPIE 1799, Specialty Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms and Plastic Optical Fibers, (9 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141363; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.141363


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