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17 April 1998 High-bandwidth and high-thermal-stability graded-index polymer optical fiber
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Recent progress of the graded-index polymer optical fiber (GI POF) is reviewed. Because the low attenuation of light transmission in the perfluorinated (PF) polymer base GI POF enables 500 to 1000 m transmission, more accurate analysis is required in the refractive index profile to realize the order of giga bit transmission. The analytical procedure of the bandwidth characteristics of the GI POF is described in this paper. Furthermore, recent improvement of the thermal stability of the GI POF is introduced. We clarified that the stability of the refractive index profile and the attenuation under high temperature and high humidity atmosphere can be improved by selecting the suitable dopant material.
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Takaaki Ishigure, Masataka Sato, Eisuke Nihei, and Yasuhiro Koike "High-bandwidth and high-thermal-stability graded-index polymer optical fiber", Proc. SPIE 3281, Polymer Photonic Devices, (17 April 1998);

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