OFC 2014 and POF Symposium

03/09/2014 1:00 pm
03/13/2014 4:00 pm

Thursday, 13 March
13:00 - 16:00
Expo Theater II - South, Exhibit Hall A

POF Symposium at OFC 2014

The Plastic Optical Fiber Trade Organization (POFTO) is organizing a POF Symposium during OFC 2014 that will cover recent developments in POF technology, applications, technical standards, industry progress and new markets. Speakers from around the world will review opportunities for POF in areas such as Gigabit POF, high-temperature POF, aerospace & automobile applications, new GI-POF fabrication techniques, POF sources, IPTV, consumer devices and POF sensors, among others.

Organizer and Program Chair:
Dr. Hui Pan
Chief Economist
Plastic Optical Fiber Trade Organization & Information Gatekeepers, Inc.

Products and Technologies for Commercial Deployment of Gigabit POF Networks
Whitney R. White
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
Chromis Fiberoptics, Inc., USA

Visible Range LEDs for Up to 5.5 Gbit/s Short Reach Data Transmission Over SI-POF
Juri Vinogradov, R. Kruglov, M. Bloos, S. Loquai, O. Ziemann
POFAC, Germany
Jin-Wei Shi, Kai-Lun Chi
National Central University, Taiwan

Understanding Coupling Losses of Step-Index Polymer Optical Fibers for Power Budget Calculation
Stefan Werzinger, C.-A. Bunge, S. Loquai, O. Ziemann
POFAC, Germany

A Method for Continuous Production of Graded-Index POF: First Results
Markus Beckers, RWTH Aachen University, ITA, Thomas Gries, RWTH Aachen, head of ITA, Germany; C.-A. Bunge, University for Telecommunication Leipzig, HfTL, Germany

Copolymers as Starting Materials for High Temperature POF
Daniel Zaremba
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

Theoretical and Experimental Characterization of Active POFs
Jon Arrue, M.A. Illarramendi, F. Jiménez, I. Bikandi and J. Zubia
University of the Basque Country, Spain

High Bitrate Transmission over SI-POF
Marco Dietrich, Hendrik Schwuchow, ELCON Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany;
Friedhelm Andres, Andreas Bluschke, Christian Jordan, Philipp Rietzsch, Thomas Rudolph, Matthias Vettermann, Albrecht Weise, Teleconnect GmbH, Germany;
Ralf Boden, Thomas Dittrich, Bastian Wasserberg, ZAFT e.V. an der HTW Dresden, Germany

POF Technology and Applications Pavilion (booth #3679)
POFTO is also organizing a POF Technology and Applications Pavilion where POFTO member companies will demonstrate their products and technologies during the show. Attendees can bring their problems and receive design advice on POF solutions from industry experts. Please visit us at booth # 3679

For more information, contact Dr. Hui Pan, POFTO, Tel: +1-617-782-5033, email: