Development of large core microstructured polymer optical fiber

Adam Filipkowski*, Dariusz Pysz, Pawel Gdula, Katrin Welikow, Krzysztof Harasny, Andrew J. Waddie, Krzysztof Borzycki, Arnor Kraft, Ryszard Piramidowicz, Ryszard Stepien, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Ryszard Buczynski

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In this paper we report the in-house synthesis of optical grade PMMA suitable for fiber development and fabrication of a large core micro-structured polymer optical fiber (mPOF). We have designed an mPOF with a core area of 580 μm2 and single mode performance at a wavelength of 650 nm. The photonic cladding is composed of 3 rings of air holes with a filling factor of 0.58 ensuring in practice a single mode performance at the design wavelength of 650 nm. The designed mPOF fiber was fabricated using the stack and draw technique, however some deformation of the structure of the photonic cladding has been observed during final stage of fiber drawing. The influence of this development imperfection on the overall fiber performance has been modeled. Finally the optical properties of the fabricated fiber were measured and a comparison between these and the modeled properties was made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrostructured and Specialty Optical Fibres
ISBN (Print)9780819491183
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2012
EventSPIE Photonics Europe 2012 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 16 Apr 201219 Apr 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceSPIE Photonics Europe 2012


  • Microstructured fibers
  • PMMA
  • Polymer optical fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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