Plastic Optical Fibers and Gb/s Data Links

Yasuhiro Koike, Roberto Gaudino

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Abstract

This chapter presents an overview of the evolution of plastic optical fibers (POFs) in the last 20. years, reviewing the technical achievements on both fiber design and system architectures that today allow the use of POF for Gb/s data links. In particular, we present the different POF materials (such as PMMA, perfluorinated polymers, etc.), types (such as SI-POF, GI-POF), and production processes, describing the resulting optical characteristics in terms of attenuation, dispersion, and bandwidth. We also describe POF main applications in industrial automation, home networking, and LAN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Telecommunications: Components and Subsystems: Sixth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages353-376
Number of pages24
Volume5A
ISBN (Print)9780123972354, 9780123969583
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 13

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Keywords

  • Attenuation
  • Bandwidth
  • Graded-index fibers
  • High data rate links
  • Home networking
  • Plastic optical fibers
  • Step-index fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Koike, Y., & Gaudino, R. (2013). Plastic Optical Fibers and Gb/s Data Links. In Optical Fiber Telecommunications: Components and Subsystems: Sixth Edition (Vol. 5A, pp. 353-376). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-396958-3.00010-X