Spectral and spatial characterization of perfluorinated graded-index polymer optical fibers for the distribution of optical wireless communication cells Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2015

start page

  • 1138

end page

  • 1145

issue

  • 5

volume

  • 54

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1559-128X

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 2155-3165

abstract

  • In this paper, the characterization of a perfluorinated graded-index polymer optical fiber (PF-GIPOF) for a high-bitrate indoor optical wireless system is reported. PF-GIPOF is used here to interconnect different optical wireless access points that distribute optical free-space high-bitrate wireless communication cells. The PF-GIPOF channel is first studied in terms of transmission attenuation and frequency response and, in a second step, the spatial power profile distribution at the fiber output is analyzed. Both characterizations are performed under varying restricted mode launch conditions, enabling us to assess the transmission channel performance subject to potential connectorization errors within an environment where the end users may intervene by themselves on the home network infrastructure.

keywords

  • High-bandwidth; Polymer waveguides; Fiber characterization; All-optical networks; Infrared; Charge-coupled device; Diffraction gratings