Dispersion in laser-based polymer optical fiber links

G.S. Yabre, G.D. Khoe, H.P.A. Boom, van den, W. Li, P.K. Bennekom, van

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We show that factors that have until now been given little attention can have a large impact on the data rate transmission performance of graded-index polymer optical fibers (GIPOF). Our model presents a full description of the dispersion which incorporates all the parameters involved in the determination of the total bandwidth. It is based on analytically evaluating the frequency response of the fiber instead of the direct calculation of the pulse broadening from the moments of the impulse response. We show that the baseband bandwidth is enhanced in GIPOFs mainly due to the large differential mode attenuation (DMA)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLEOS '99 : 12th Annual Meeting : IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 1999 Annual Meeting : 8-11 November 1999, San Francisco, CA, USA
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)0-7803-5634-9
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event12th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS 1999) - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 8 Nov 199911 Nov 1999
Conference number: 12


Conference12th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS 1999)
Abbreviated titleLEOS 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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