Abstract

In this paper we present the latest results from the POF-PLUS EU Project, demonstrating record transmission of a Gigabit Ethernet compliant stream over 75m of 1mm PMMA SI-POF with 2.5 dB system margin, and over 50 m with 7 dB system margin, in both cases using commercial RC-LED. We believe this is an unprecedented results, showing for the first time that the target distance of 50 meters is reachable with a large system margin. The results were made possible by a careful optimization of the physical layer architecture, which is explained in detail in this paper. The system is experimentally demonstrated over realistic digital stream at the transmitter and real time processing at the receiver.

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2010 (2)

R. Gaudino, D. Càrdenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Moellers, D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solution?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48-2, 39-47 (2010).

A. Nespola, S. Abrate, R. Gaudino, C. Zerna, B. Offenbeck, N. Weber, "High-speed communications over polymer optical fibers for in-building cabling and home networking," IEEE Photon. J. 2, 347-358 (2010).

2009 (2)

S. C. J. Lee, F. Breyer, S. Randel, R. Gaudino, G. Bosco, A. Bluschke, M. Mattews, P. Rietzsch, R. Steglich, H. van den Boom, A. Koonen, "Discrete multitone modulation for maximizing transmission rate in step-index plastic optical fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 27-11, 1503-1513 (2009).

D. Càrdenas, A. Nespola, S. Camatel, S. Abrate, R. Gaudino, "100 Mb/s ethernet transmission over 275 m of large core step index polymer optical fiber: Results from the POF-ALL European project," J. Lightw. Technol. 27-14, 2908-2915 (2009).

2006 (1)

P. Polishuk, "Plastic optical fibers branch out," IEEE Communications Magazine 44, 140-148 (2006).

IEEE Commun. Mag. (1)

R. Gaudino, D. Càrdenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Moellers, D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solution?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48-2, 39-47 (2010).

IEEE Communications Magazine (1)

P. Polishuk, "Plastic optical fibers branch out," IEEE Communications Magazine 44, 140-148 (2006).

IEEE Photon. J. (1)

A. Nespola, S. Abrate, R. Gaudino, C. Zerna, B. Offenbeck, N. Weber, "High-speed communications over polymer optical fibers for in-building cabling and home networking," IEEE Photon. J. 2, 347-358 (2010).

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

D. Càrdenas, A. Nespola, S. Camatel, S. Abrate, R. Gaudino, "100 Mb/s ethernet transmission over 275 m of large core step index polymer optical fiber: Results from the POF-ALL European project," J. Lightw. Technol. 27-14, 2908-2915 (2009).

S. C. J. Lee, F. Breyer, S. Randel, R. Gaudino, G. Bosco, A. Bluschke, M. Mattews, P. Rietzsch, R. Steglich, H. van den Boom, A. Koonen, "Discrete multitone modulation for maximizing transmission rate in step-index plastic optical fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 27-11, 1503-1513 (2009).

Other (7)

POF-PLUS (ICT-2008-224521) EU Research Project www.ict-pof-plus.eu.

D. Oh, K. K. Parhi, "Low complexity design of high speed parallel decision feedback equalizers," Proc IEEE 17th Int. Conf. ASAP (2006) pp. 118-124.

IEEE 802.3-2008 Part 3: Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detector (CSMA/CD) access method and Physical Layer specifications.

B. Offenbeck, C. Zerna, N. Weber, A. Nespola, R. Gaudino, J. Lambkin, "Results of Gigabit/s transmission using RC-LEDs and new driving techniques," 18th Int. Conf. Plastic Opt. Fibres Sydney (2009).

POF-ALL (IST-2006-027549) EU Research Project www.ist-pof-all.org see official website [Online]. Available:.

O. Ziemann, J. Krauser, P. Zamzow, W. Daum, POF Handbook: Optical Short Range Transmission Systems (Springer, 2008).

F. Breyer, S. C. J. Lee, D. Càrdenas, S. Randel, N. Hanik, "Real-time gigabit ethernet transmission over up to 25 m step-index polymer optical fibre using LEDs and FPGA-based signal processing," Proc. ECOC (2009).

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