Title: Design and characterization of large-core optical fiber for Light Peak applications
Authors: Chow, Chi-Wai
Yeh, Chien-Hung
Yang, Ling-Gang
Sung, Jiun-Yu
Huang, Sung-Ping
Pan, Ci-Ling
Chou, Gary
Department of Photonics
Keywords: large-core optical fiber;fiber design;multimode fiber
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2012
Abstract: Bandwidth demand for transferring data among different consumer electronic products is increasing rapidly. Due to issues of high propagation loss, electromagnetic interference, and limited bandwidth-distance product of the present copper-based electrical cables, consumer electronic devices may not provide the bandwidth required for future high-capacity applications. The Intel Corporation has proposed Light Peak technology, allowing data transfer between electronic devices at 10 Gb/s in optical domain. To establish a reliable Light Peak connection, robust optical fiber is highly required. In this paper, we discuss the fabrication and characterization of a new type of 80-mu m large-core optical fiber. We perform 10 Gb/s bit-error-rate measurements using 850 and 1550-nm transceivers. The results show that even though we have enlarged the fiber core diameter by 60% (from 50 to 80 mu m) in order to increase the laser-to-fiber alignment tolerance, transmission bandwidth and distance required by Light Peak can still be achieved in this new type of large-core optical fiber. (C) 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). [DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.51.1.015006]
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.1.015006
ISSN: 0091-3286
DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.51.1.015006
Volume: 51
Issue: 1
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