Koike, Yasuhiro; Ishi, Takaaki; Asai, Makoto; Hirose, Ryoma; Kondoh, Atsushi (Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, 223-8522 Japan)
Koike, Yasuhiro; Kondoh, Atsushi; Takahashi, Satoshi (Japan Science and Technology Agency, ERATO-SORST Koike Photonics Polymer Project)
Plastic optical fiber (POF) has been established in unique datacom markets such as digital audio interfaces, factory automations and automotive LANs. Low-loss graded index POF has opened a new market of customer premises network in recent years. The status of POF technology towards broadband network is reviewed.