Low-cost cascaded 1x4 polymer optical fiber coupler for multiplexing wavelengths

Mohd Syuhaimi Ab Rahman, Mohd Hazwan Harun, Hadi Guna

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Abstract

The Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology considered as the only solution for increasing demand for higher bandwidth in optical communication, whereby several different wavelengths can carry variety information over one Polymer Optical Fiber (POF). Wavelength Division Multiplexer is an essential component to combine several different wavelengths before all wavelengths are carried together over single POF. In most instances, the conventional multiplexers are afflicted with certain disadvantages and one major disadvantage is that they are costly for most of the POF applications. Thus, the goal of this study is to develop self-fabricated POF coupler as an economical optical multiplexer for WDM transmission over POF. The POF coupler has been fabricated by homemade fusion technique. Red LED with a 650 nm wavelength has been injected into the coupler for the purpose of characterization testing to analyze the level of power efficiency of the coupler. The characterization of POF coupler reveals that the maximum power efficiency could be reached up to 70%. The result exhibits that self-fabricated 1x4 POF coupler has great potential to be applied as optical multiplexer for WDM fiber technology due to the character of high-efficiency and low-cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - MICC 2009: 2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents
Pages55-59
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents, MICC 2009 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 15 Dec 200917 Dec 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents, MICC 2009
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/12/0917/12/09

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Plastic optical fibers
Multiplexing
Wavelength
efficiency
costs
Costs
Wavelength division multiplexing
communication
demand
Optical communication
Light emitting diodes
Fusion reactions
Bandwidth
Fibers
Testing

Keywords

  • Coupler
  • Fusion technique
  • Multiplexer
  • Polymer optical fiber (POF)
  • Wavelengths division multiplexing (WDM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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Ab Rahman, M. S., Harun, M. H., & Guna, H. (2009). Low-cost cascaded 1x4 polymer optical fiber coupler for multiplexing wavelengths. In Proceedings - MICC 2009: 2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents (pp. 55-59). [5431401] https://doi.org/10.1109/MICC.2009.5431401

Low-cost cascaded 1x4 polymer optical fiber coupler for multiplexing wavelengths. / Ab Rahman, Mohd Syuhaimi; Harun, Mohd Hazwan; Guna, Hadi.

Proceedings - MICC 2009: 2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents. 2009. p. 55-59 5431401.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ab Rahman, MS, Harun, MH & Guna, H 2009, Low-cost cascaded 1x4 polymer optical fiber coupler for multiplexing wavelengths. in Proceedings - MICC 2009: 2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents., 5431401, pp. 55-59, 2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents, MICC 2009, Kuala Lumpur, 15/12/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/MICC.2009.5431401
Ab Rahman MS, Harun MH, Guna H. Low-cost cascaded 1x4 polymer optical fiber coupler for multiplexing wavelengths. In Proceedings - MICC 2009: 2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents. 2009. p. 55-59. 5431401 https://doi.org/10.1109/MICC.2009.5431401
Ab Rahman, Mohd Syuhaimi ; Harun, Mohd Hazwan ; Guna, Hadi. / Low-cost cascaded 1x4 polymer optical fiber coupler for multiplexing wavelengths. Proceedings - MICC 2009: 2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents. 2009. pp. 55-59
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