Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1006-1028; doi:10.3390/polym3031006
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Exploit the Bandwidth Capacities of the Perfluorinated Graded Index Polymer Optical Fiber for Multi-Services Distribution

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; in revised form: 15 June 2011 / Accepted: 27 June 2011 / Published: 29 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymers for Optical Applications)
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Abstract: 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

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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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Lethien C, Loyez C, Vilcot J-P, Rolland N, Rolland PA. Exploit the Bandwidth Capacities of the Perfluorinated Graded Index Polymer Optical Fiber for Multi-Services Distribution. Polymers. 2011; 3(3):1006-1028.

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Lethien, Christophe; Loyez, Christophe; Vilcot, Jean-Pierre; Rolland, Nathalie; Rolland, Paul Alain. 2011. "Exploit the Bandwidth Capacities of the Perfluorinated Graded Index Polymer Optical Fiber for Multi-Services Distribution." Polymers 3, no. 3: 1006-1028.

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