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Project: Paving the way for high capacity POF based communication systems

Acronym: HiPOF
Main Objective: Plastic optical fibers (POFs) are pointed out as the most adequate solution for the main stream of modern home/building networking
applications [21]. 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.
Reference: PTDC/EEI-TEL/7134/2014
Funding: FCT/PTDC
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 André Pires Duarte
Groups: Optical Communications Systems – Av
Partners: N/A
Local Coordinator: Rogério Nunes Nogueira
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