Analysis of graded-index polymer optical fiber link performance under fiber bending

  title={Analysis of graded-index polymer optical fiber link performance under fiber bending},
  author={Kenji Makino and T Nakamura and Takaaki Ishigure and Yasuhiro Koike},
  journal={Journal of Lightwave Technology},
Bending effects on bandwidth and loss of a graded-index polymer optical fiber (GI POF) were investigated, and those influences on the optical link performance were discussed simultaneously for the first time. The numerical apertures (NAs) of the GI POFs were deliberately varied from 0.154 to 0.292. A bending radius larger than 10 mm induced little mode coupling and little change in the bandwidth of the GI POF. A bending radius smaller than 10 mm caused degradation in the bandwidths of the… 

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