100 Mbit/s - Gbit/s - 10 Gbit/s and beyond, the use of POF in home networking and interconnection

Konferenz: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
16.09.2007- 20.09.2007 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: ECOC 2007

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Ziemann, Olaf (Polymer Optical Fiber Application Center Nuremberg, Germany)
White, Whitney R. (Chromis Fiberoptics, Warren, NJ USA)

Fast Ethernet SI-POF systems are on the way to mass production now. Complete installation sets are available e.g. by Siemens. But POF technology offers much higher potential. Data rates of 1 Gbps can be realized by the use of PMMA-GI-POF, but also by multi carrier transmission on SI-POF. Data rates of 10 Gbps and more (30 Gbps have been demonstrated) can be realized by PF-GI-POF or by parallel transmission over POF ribbons. This presentation will give an overview of the presently available technology, possible applications and the advantages of POF technology in comparison to glass fibers and copper cables. The biggest application at this time is the use of POF in car networks. An even bigger POF market can be exploited when applied in home networks and in interconnection solutions.