Recent achievements in POF transmission

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The potential for 'do-it-yourself' installation, easy maintenance, and high bending tolerance is driving the commercialization of large-core polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA) plastic optical fibres (POFs) for short-range multi-gigabit transmission capacities. Record transmission rates have been achieved, by using advanced modulation formats with simple intensity-modulation direct-detection systems with low-cost and eye-safe transceivers to enable transmission over 50-m POF links. In addition, results of transmitting high-capacity baseband signals together with wireless signals such as OFDM ultra-wide band transmitted over a single POF infrastructure are presented to highlight the key potential for POF-enabled delivery of both high-speed wired and wireless services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 38th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications, ECOC 2012
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781557529503
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event38th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2012) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Sep 201220 Sep 2012
Conference number: 38


Conference38th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2012)
Abbreviated titleECOC 2012
Other38th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC)


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