Polymer optical fibers for home and office applications

Period: December 2007

Grant from: Polish Telecom (TPSA)

Status: finished

Participants: J. Siuzdak, K. Perlicki, T. Czarnecki, G. Stepniak, Ł. Maksymiuk

The aim of this project was to investigate the possibility of application of plastic optical fibers (POFs) for data transmission in intra home and intra office networks. The project included: overview of POF technologies, overview of existing standards concerning POFs, calculation of the transmission capacity of various POF, investigation of methods used for the increase of transmission capacity of POFs as well as the investigation of economical criteria concerning POF installation and operational expenditures.