We report 1.25 Gb/s error-free transmission over 25 m of standard 1 mm core diameter step-index PMMA POF by only simple means to improve bandwidth. The experiment is carried out with a 658 nm laser diode for DVD applications and a Si PIN photodiode. By launching a collimated beam into the POF and spatially filtering out the higher order modes with a 200 µm diameter photodiode followed by a transimpedance amplifier, such high data rates can be achieved. This result shows the potential of 1 mm step-index PMMA POF as a simple and cost-effective solution to support broadband technologies like Gigabit Ethernet. By using more advanced transmission schemes, one could more fully exploit the capacity of large-core PMMA POF and extend the range to even larger distances.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Networks & Optical Communications (NOC 2006) 11 - 13 July, Berlin, Germany|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, Germany|
|Publisher||Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||11th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC 2006) - Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 11 Jul 2006 → 13 Jul 2006
Conference number: 11
|Conference||11th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC 2006)|
|Abbreviated title||NOC 2006|
|Period||11/07/06 → 13/07/06|
Lee, S. C. J., Boom, van den, H. P. A., Duijn, R. L., Bennekom, van, P. K., Zeng, J., Randel, S., Spinnler, B., & Koonen, A. M. J. (2006). 1.25 Gb/s transmission over 25m of 1mm standard step-index PMMA polymer optical fiber for gigabit ethernet. In Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Networks & Optical Communications (NOC 2006) 11 - 13 July, Berlin, Germany (pp. 110-117). Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications.