Coated Plastic Optical Fiber

1. Technology Overview

The present invention provides a coated plastic optical fibre for improving side coupling of extended light. The proposed fibre has a core and a coat of ZnO nanorods to form a spiral line along and around the elongated surface of the core. The gap between each adjacent ZnO nanorods spiral line (x) is twice the width of the ZnO nanorods spiral line (y). A method to coat the fibre is described. It was found that spiral line coat of ZnO nanorods fibre manages to double the side coupling of extended light compared to the uniform coating of ZnO nanorods fibre. Different incident wavelength excitation is achievable at each loop of ZnO nanorods spiral line.

  • UMCIC File Number: 603/1151
  • Patent: PI 2016 701346
  • Patent status: Pending
  • Malaysia patent: Coated Plastic Optical Fiber
  • This technology is currently available for licensing and commercialisation.


Filming for the show is said to begin sometime before the end of 2016, and it will probably go into early 2017