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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1006-1028; doi:10.3390/polym3031006

Exploit the Bandwidth Capacities of the Perfluorinated Graded Index Polymer Optical Fiber for Multi-Services Distribution

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1 Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie (IEMN), CNRS UMR 8520—Université de Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies, BP 60069, 59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq cedex, France 2 Institut de Recherche sur les Composants logiciels et matériels pour l’Information et la Communication Avancée (IRCICA), CNRS USR 3380—Université Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies, 50 avenue Halley, 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
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Received: 12 May 2011 / Revised: 15 June 2011 / Accepted: 27 June 2011 / Published: 29 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymers for Optical Applications)


The study reported here deals with the exploitation of perfluorinated graded index polymer optical fiber bandwidth to add further services in a home/office network. The fiber properties are exhibited in order to check if perfluorinated graded index plastic optical fiber (PFGI-POF) is suitable to support a multiplexing transmission. According to the high bandwidth length of plastic fibers, both at 850 nm and 1,300 nm, the extension of the classical baseband existing network is proposed to achieve a dual concept, allowing the indoor coverage of wireless signals transmitted using the Radio over Fiber technology. The simultaneous transmission of a 10 GbE signal and a wireless signal is done respectively at 850 nm and 1,300 nm on a single plastic fiber using wavelength division multiplexing commercially available devices. The penalties have been evaluated both in digital (Bit Error Rate measurement) and radiofrequency (Error Vector Magnitude measurement) domains.
Keywords: polymer optical fiber; 10 GbE; Radio over Fiber polymer optical fiber; 10 GbE; Radio over Fiber
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Lethien, C.; Loyez, C.; Vilcot, J.-P.; Rolland, N.; Rolland, P.A. Exploit the Bandwidth Capacities of the Perfluorinated Graded Index Polymer Optical Fiber for Multi-Services Distribution. Polymers 2011, 3, 1006-1028.

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