Development of hard plastic clad fiber (HPCF)-compatible devices and demonstration of HPCF-PON

J. K. Kim, D. U. Kim, T. Y. Kim, C. S. Park, B. H. Lee, Koh Oh

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We report implementation and packaging of a whole line-up of hard plastic clad fiber (HPCF)-compatible devices: HPCF pigtailed 850-nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, HPCF pigtailed GaAs PIN photodiode, and 4 × 4 HPCF power splitter. Using these devices, an all-HPCF 4 × 4 passive optical network (PON) link suitable for short reach optical networks was successfully constructed. The PON link was operating well at a data rate of 1.25 Gb/s. The structures of the devices and their fabrication processes are discussed in detail along with characterizations of transmission performance by measuring the eye diagrams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)834-836
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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