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Review. Polymer optical fibres

Review. Polymer optical fibres
Review. Polymer optical fibres
The background to the development of polymer optical fibres (POFs) and the methods used for their manufacture are described. The optical properties of polymers are then discussed in the context of fibres, taking the most common POF materials, polymethylmethacrylate and polystyrene, as examples. The poor market penetration of POFs, due to inadequate performance in terms of attenuation, bandwidth and temperature resistance, is then explained. The article concludes with a discussion of techniques which show great promise for the development of a new generation of high-performance POFs which will satisfy market demands
0022-2461
2281-2293
Emslie, Christopher
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Emslie, Christopher
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Emslie, Christopher (1988) Review. Polymer optical fibres. Journal of Materials Science, 23 (7), 2281-2293. (doi:10.1007/BF01111879).

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The background to the development of polymer optical fibres (POFs) and the methods used for their manufacture are described. The optical properties of polymers are then discussed in the context of fibres, taking the most common POF materials, polymethylmethacrylate and polystyrene, as examples. The poor market penetration of POFs, due to inadequate performance in terms of attenuation, bandwidth and temperature resistance, is then explained. The article concludes with a discussion of techniques which show great promise for the development of a new generation of high-performance POFs which will satisfy market demands

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Published date: August 1988
Venue - Dates: Journal of Materials Science, 1988-08-01 - 1988-08-01

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Local EPrints ID: 77606
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77606
ISSN: 0022-2461
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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:30

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