Calculation of the frequency response in step-index plastic optical fibers using the time-dependent power flow equation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-622
Journal / PublicationOptics and Lasers in Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


The time-dependent power flow equation, which is reduced to its time-independent counterpart is employed to calculate frequency response and bandwidth in addition to mode coupling and mode-dependent attenuation in a step-index plastic optical fiber. The frequency response is specified as a function of distance from the input fiber end. This is compared to reported measurements. Mode-dependent attenuation and mode dispersion and coupling are known to be strong in plastic optical fibers, leading to major implications for their frequency response in data transmission systems. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Bandwidth, Frequency response, Plastic optical fiber

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