POF based home networks: from academia to industry

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Thick-core polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) plastic optical fiber (POF) has been recognized as a strong candidate for future broadband and flexible in-home networks. Economic and technical studies have shown the benefits of a low-cost solution to address the bandwidth or capacity on-demand for wireless and wired services. The current challenges being addressed ensure the evolution from laboratories to field-trial systems, with emerging and maturing POF components. Hence, Gigabit POF solutions either as a stand-alone solution or being integrated in end-user terminals are on the verge of commercialization. This paper gives an overview of the recent activities of POF research in the labs and commercial activities for in-home POF deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPOF 2014 - 23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, Proceedings, 8-10 October 2014, Hiyoshi, Yokohama
Place of Publications.l.
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (POF 2014) - Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 8 Oct 201410 Oct 2014
Conference number: 23


Conference23rd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (POF 2014)
Abbreviated titlePOF 2014
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  • Fiber wireless
  • In-building networks
  • Modulation format
  • Polymer
  • Radio-over-fiber


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