On the ultimate capacity of SI-POF links and the use of OFDM: recent results from the POF-ALL project

R. Gaudino, G. Bosco, A. Bluschke, O. Hofmann, N. Kiss, M. Matthews, P. Rietzsch, S. Randel, S.C.J. Lee, F. Breyer

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Abstract

The use of standard 1-mm SI-POF has been so far mainly limited to distances below 100 meters and low bitrates, of the order of 100 Mbps. The EU project POF-ALL is currently investigating on how to extend these limits in terms of both increased reach and/or higher bit-rates. Among the different technical solutions addressed inside POFALL, a very interesting one is based on the use of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) directly applied to optical links based on POF. This paper presents a theoretical introduction to OFDM over POF, then shows two very interesting recent experimental results, one showing 100 Mbit/s over 200m using commercially available VDSL chips, another demonstrating 1 Gbit/s over 100 m using lasers, and 1 Gbit/s over 25 m using RC-LED..
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (POF 2007) 10 - 12 September 2007, Turin, Italy
Pages283-288
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event16th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (POF 2007) - Turin, Italy
Duration: 10 Sep 200712 Sep 2007
Conference number: 16

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (POF 2007)
Abbreviated titlePOF 2007
CountryItaly
CityTurin
Period10/09/0712/09/07

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