Plastic optical fibers (POFs) are pointed out as the most adequate solution for the main stream of modern home/building networking
applications . In fact, because of their higher strength, when compared to silica fibers, the installation costs would reduce
substantially. However, in order to POF become a real solution for high capacity home installations, two main challenges have yet to
be solved: 1) optimization of the splicing between POF fibers and also between POF and silica fibers for connection to the receivers
and emitters; 2) increase the data rate capacity. The global aim of this proposal is to develop strategies to improve the performance of POF based communication systems.
The main objectives are as follows:
- To design and develop a state-of-the art POF splicing setup using LISW.
- Develop new components based on POF for high capacity POF communication systems.
-To identify the conditions in terms of bending and high power signals leading to the degradation of POF.
|Start Date: 01-01-2016|
|End Date: 01-07-2018|
|Team: Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Lúcia Maria Botas Bilro, Ana Maria Sousa da Rocha, Telmo David Pelicano Almeida, Ricardo Oliveira, Miguel Vidal Drummond, Filipa da Rosa Carvalhal Sequeira, Daniel Andre Pires Duarte|
|Groups: Optical Components and Subsystems|
|Local Coordinator: Rogério Nunes Nogueira|