Plastic optical fiber fuse: Observation, characterization, and applications

Y. Mizuno, H. Lee, N. Hayashi, K. Nakamura

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Abstract

In this invited paper, we review the unique properties of what is called an optical fiber fuse phenomenon in plastic optical fibers (POFs), including its slow propagation velocity (1-2 orders of magnitude slower than that in silica fibers) and low threshold power density (1/180 of the value for silica fibers). We also show that an oscillatory continuous curve instead of periodic voids is formed after the passage of the fuse, and that the bright spot is not a plasma but an optical discharge, the temperature of which is ~3600 K. In addition, we present possible device applications of the POF fuse.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings
EditorsAna Maria Rocha, Rogerio Nunes Nogueira
PublisherInstituto de Telecomunicacoes
ISBN (Electronic)9789899734524
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 2017 Sep 132017 Sep 15

Publication series

Name26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2017 - Proceedings
CountryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period17/9/1317/9/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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