POF Handbook

Optical Short Range Transmission Systems

  • Olaf Ziemann
  • Jürgen Krauser
  • Peter E. Zamzow
  • Werner Daum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Pages 37-231
  3. Pages 359-385
  4. Pages 387-559
  5. Pages 561-591
  6. Pages 803-821
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 823-886

About this book


One half decade after the first edition the book is now published in a completely new revision, updated and doubled in size. The Polymer Optical Fiber Application Center of the University of Applied Science was responsible for this second edition. A huge number of measurements of bandwidth, optical properties and the possible transmission capacities of more than a dozen large diameter fiber versions are included. Many internationally published results are shown in the new edition.

The POF was a niche technology only a few years ago. In the meantime, millions of cars drive with POF onboard networks. Due to the rapidly growth of the number of private broadband access lines and the increase in the available bit rate at the same time, mainly driven by IP TV applications, the POF will be used in home networks more and more.

This handbook shows available commercial solutions as well as the potentials for future applications. Further application areas are optical waveguides, POF as low cost sensors and multi parallel data connections. More than 1000 figures, 600 references and numerous tables complete the text.


Planar Standard Standards Symbol Transmission basics communication development glass measurement optical properties sensor sensors simulation tables

Authors and affiliations

  • Olaf Ziemann
    • 1
  • Jürgen Krauser
    • 2
  • Peter E. Zamzow
    • 3
  • Werner Daum
    • 4
  1. 1.Georg-Simon-Ohm-Fachhochschule NürnbergNürnbergGermany
  2. 2.FB Optische NachrichtentechnikDeutsche Telekom LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.R & D Cable SystemsBochumGermany
  4. 4.Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76628-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76629-2
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