Polymer Optical Fibres: Fibre Types, Materials, Fabrication, by Christian-Alexander Bunge, Markus Beckers, Thomas Gries

By Christian-Alexander Bunge, Markus Beckers, Thomas Gries

Polymer Optical Fibres: Fibre forms, fabrics, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications explores polymer optical fibers, particularly their fabrics, fabrication, characterization, dimension concepts, and functions. Optical results, together with gentle propagation, degrading results of attenuation, scattering, and dispersion, are defined. different very important parameters like mechanical energy, working temperatures, and processability also are defined. Polymer optical fibers (POF) have a number of benefits over glass fibers, akin to low-budget, flexibility, low weight, electromagnetic immunity, solid bandwidth, easy deploy, and mechanical balance.

  • Provides systematic and entire insurance of fabrics, fabrication, houses, dimension options, and purposes of POF
  • Focuses on wishes in conversation, illumination and sensors, the car undefined, and scientific and biotechnology
  • Features enter from prime specialists in POF expertise, with adventure spanning optoelectronics, polymer, and textiles
  • Explains optical results, together with mild propagation, degrading results of attenuation, scattering, and dispersion

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In 1904, Albert Einstein confirmed this theory with the discovery of the photo effect, which cannot be explained with classical explanatory approaches [EIN05]. 5) EM waves show frequency-dependent interactions with the surrounding matter, which make them attractive for several applications. 5 $ 1017 to 6 $ 1019 Hz (1 pme10 nm) or microwaves with frequencies from 1 to 300 GHz (1e300 mm). 2 The frequency spectrum of electromagnetic waves. X-rays are used in medical imaging, whereby microwaves are used for heating of watercontaining objects due to the fact that they are able to interact with the dipole moment of water molecules.

The phase velocity is hereby defined as the propagation velocity of a certain component of an EM wave. However, light consists of a variety of wavelengths with certain phase velocities. The EM wave appears as a superposition of waves with several frequencies and phase velocities, which we introduced as a wave package. The resulting envelope of the wave package propagates at a velocity, which is defined as the group velocity [DEM08]. We defined the refractive index as the ratio of the vacuum light velocity and the phase velocity of the wave in a particular medium.

However, as it can be studied in further literature, the quantum-based calculation and the semiclassical theory yield to similar results in many cases. The behaviour of a dipole in an electric field is shown in Fig. 10. 1 Complexity of a quantum-mechanical approach As described in the introductory chapter and discussed afterwards, Maxwell’s equations are the basis for each discussion of electrodynamic phenomena. However, the observations of Max Planck and Albert Einstein showed that a neat classical description is not sufficient in order to understand interactions between EM waves and a surrounding medium.

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