TAILORED EMITTER SPECTRUM FOR PLASTIC OPTICAL FIBER
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-17
Throughout the evolution of fiber optic technol- ogy, optoelectronic component development has been driven by the characteristics of glass fiber for telecom- munications applications. These glass fibers typically have small core diameters (SM, 50um, or 62.5 urn) and low numerical apertures (0.1 - 0.2). Because of the low NAs (and graded index), multimode distortion is negligible when compared to the effects of material dispersion. The combination of low values of material dispersion and attenuation result in a high bandwidth- distance product for glass fibers.