Spectral and spatial characterization of perfluorinated graded-index polymer optical fibers for the distribution of optical wireless communication cells

Hani Al Hajjar, David S. Montero, Pedro C. Lallana, Carmen Vázquez, Bruno Fracasso
2015 Applied Optics  
In this paper, the characterization of a perfluorinated graded-index polymer optical fiber (PF-GIPOF) for a high-bitrate indoor optical wireless system is reported. PF-GIPOF is used here to interconnect different optical wireless access points that distribute optical free-space high-bitrate wireless communication cells. The PF-GIPOF channel is first studied in terms of transmission attenuation and frequency response and, in a second step, the spatial power profile distribution at the fiber
more » ... n at the fiber output is analyzed. Both character-izations are performed under varying restricted mode launch conditions, enabling us to assess the trans-mission channel performance subject to potential connectorization errors within an environment where the end users may intervene by themselves on the home network infrastructure.
doi:10.1364/ao.54.001138 pmid:25968032 fatcat:ecfs4k2xnrdz7g726pz5vaw4hi