Zeonex – a route towards low loss humidity insensitive single-mode stepindex polymer optical fibre

Getinet Woyessaa, Ole Bang

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Abstract

We have fabricated the first fully Zeonex single-mode (SM) step-index (SI) polymer optical fibre (POF). A rod-intube and a two-stage thermal drawing technique have been used to fabricate the SI preform and the fibre,
respectively. The fabricated fibre has 4.8 μm core and 125 μm cladding diameter with a cutoff wavelength of 846 nm. The minimum propagation loss of the fibre is 3.01 dB/m at 796 nm, and in the broad region 670–725 nm the fibre loss is less than 3.15 dB/m. The strain and temperature response of an FBG inscribed in the Zeonex SI-POF was measured to be 7.33 nm/% strain and −9.61 pm/°C. The key merits of the fabricated Zeonex SI-POF are low loss in a broad wavelength region, high operating temperature up to 123 °C, superior drawability
compared to Topas SI-POF and low moisture absorption 55 times smaller than poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) based POFs.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberNr.102231
JournalOptical Fiber Technology
Volume57
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
ISSN1068-5200
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2020

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