Polymer Optical Fibres: Fibre Types, Materials, Fabrication, Characterisation and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical M

Polymer Optical Fibres: Fibre Types, Materials, Fabrication, Characterisation and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical M

By: Thomas Gries (editor), Markus Beckers (editor), Christian-Alexander Bunge (editor)Hardback

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Polymer Optical Fibres: Fibre Types, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications explores polymer optical fibers, specifically their materials, fabrication, characterization, measurement techniques, and applications. Optical effects, including light propagation, degrading effects of attenuation, scattering, and dispersion, are explained. Other important parameters like mechanical strength, operating temperatures, and processability are also described. Polymer optical fibers (POF) have a number of advantages over glass fibers, such as low cost, flexibility, low weight, electromagnetic immunity, good bandwidth, simple installation, and mechanical stability.

About Author

Prof. Christian-Alexander Bunge works in the Institute for Communications Technology at University of Applied Sciences Leipzig (HfTL), on microstructured and solid polymer fibers, in optical, acoustic, magnet, and mechanical sensor technologies and optical communications. HfTL specialises in ICT and is organised in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom AG. Mr Markus Beckers works in the ITA. RWTH Aachen is ranked no. 1 University for technology in Germany and ITA is in a top international position in polymer fibre production and application research. It specialises in process upscaling and product development close to market. Professor Thomas Gries, director of the Institut fur Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, has been awarded an honorary professorship by Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in lieu of his extraordinary scientific achievement in the development of fibre-based composites. Prof. Gries has been credited with systematic research, development and implementation of the concept of "Tailored Reinforcement Textiles" - from the basic idea up to an industrial production approach, in the process fulfilling the pre-conditions for resource-efficient production of composite components and their wide application for lightweight applications, especially in the automotive industry.


1. Introduction - why we made this book 2. Basics of light guidance 3. Basic principles of optical fibres 4. Special fibres and components 5. Materials, chemical properties and analysis 6. Fabrication techniques for polymer optical fibres 7. Mechanical properties of polymer-optical fibres 8. Polymer-optical fibres for data transmission 9. Applications of polymer-optical fibres in sensor technology, lighting and further applications 10. Polymer-optical fibre (POF) integration into textile fabric structures 11. Overview of the POF market

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780081000397
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 436
  • ID: 9780081000397
  • weight: 830
  • ISBN10: 0081000391

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