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Characterization of Chromatic Dispersion and Refractive Index of Polymer Optical Fibers

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Department of Applied Mathematics, Engineering School of Bilbao, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Plaza Ingeniero Torres Quevedo, 1, E-48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Department of Communications Engineering, Engineering School of Bilbao, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Plaza Ingeniero Torres Quevedo, 1, E-48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Department of Applied Physics I, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Engineering School of Bilbao, Plaza Ingeniero Torres Quevedo, 1, E-48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Polymers 2017, 9(12), 730; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym9120730
Received: 16 November 2017 / Revised: 15 December 2017 / Accepted: 18 December 2017 / Published: 20 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymeric Materials for Optical Applications)
The chromatic dispersion and the refractive index of poly(methyl methacrylate) polymer optical fibers (POFs) have been characterized in this work by using a tunable femtosecond laser and a Streak Camera. The characterization technique is based on the measurement of the time delays of light pulses propagating along POFs at different wavelengths. Polymer fibers of three different lengths made by two manufacturers have been employed for that purpose, and discrepancies lower than 3% have been obtained in all cases. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymer optical fiber; refractive index; chromatic dispersion; poly(methyl methacrylate); Streak Camera; communications links polymer optical fiber; refractive index; chromatic dispersion; poly(methyl methacrylate); Streak Camera; communications links
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Ayesta, I.; Zubia, J.; Arrue, J.; Illarramendi, M.A.; Azkune, M. Characterization of Chromatic Dispersion and Refractive Index of Polymer Optical Fibers. Polymers 2017, 9, 730.

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