Abstract

Recent activity to achieve multi-gigabit transmission over 1 mm core diameter graded-index and step-index plastic optical fibers for distances up to 50 meters is reported in this paper. By employing a simple intensity-modulated direct-detection system with pulse amplitude or digital multi-tone modulation techniques, low-cost transceivers and easy to install large-core POFs, it is demonstrated that multi-gigabit transmission up to 10 Gbit/s over 1-mm core diameter POF infrastructure is feasible. The results presented in this paper were obtained in the EU FP7 POF-PLUS project, which focused on applications in different scenarios, such as in next-generation in-building residential networks and in datacom applications.

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H. Yang, S. C. J. Lee, E. Tangdiongga, C. Okonkwo, H. van den Boom, F. Breyer, S. Randel, A. M. J. Koonen, "47.4 Gb/s transmission over 100 m graded-index plastic optical fiber based on rate-adaptive discrete multitone modulation," J. Lightw. Technol. 28, 352-359 (2010).

H. Yang, S. C. J. Lee, C. M. Okonkwo, S. T. Abraha, H. P. A. van den Boom, F. Breyer, S. Randel, A. M. J. Koonen, E. Tangdiongga, "Record high-speed short-range transmission over 1 mm core diameter POF employing DMT modulation," Opt. Lett. 35, 730-732 (2010).

S. Randel, F. Breyer, J. Lee, J. Walewski, "Advanced modulation schemes for short-range optical communications," IEEE Sel. Topics Quantum Electronics 16, 1280-1289 (2010).

2009 (2)

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

D. Cardenas, 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, 2908-2915 (2009).

2008 (1)

2007 (1)

Guerrieri, P. Bisaglia, G. Dell'Amico, E. Guerrini, "Performance of the turbo coded HomePlug AV system over power-line channels," Proc. IEEE ISPLC 138-143 (2007).

1987 (1)

W. E. Stephens, T. R. Joseph, "System characteristics of direct modulated and externally modulated RF fiber-optic links," J. Lightw. Technol. LT-5, 380-387 (1987).

IEEE Sel. Topics Quantum Electronics (1)

S. Randel, F. Breyer, J. Lee, J. Walewski, "Advanced modulation schemes for short-range optical communications," IEEE Sel. Topics Quantum Electronics 16, 1280-1289 (2010).

J. Lightw. Technol. (4)

W. E. Stephens, T. R. Joseph, "System characteristics of direct modulated and externally modulated RF fiber-optic links," J. Lightw. Technol. LT-5, 380-387 (1987).

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

H. Yang, S. C. J. Lee, E. Tangdiongga, C. Okonkwo, H. van den Boom, F. Breyer, S. Randel, A. M. J. Koonen, "47.4 Gb/s transmission over 100 m graded-index plastic optical fiber based on rate-adaptive discrete multitone modulation," J. Lightw. Technol. 28, 352-359 (2010).

D. Cardenas, 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, 2908-2915 (2009).

J. Opt. Netw. (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. IEEE ISPLC (1)

Guerrieri, P. Bisaglia, G. Dell'Amico, E. Guerrini, "Performance of the turbo coded HomePlug AV system over power-line channels," Proc. IEEE ISPLC 138-143 (2007).

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T. Starr, J. M. Cioffi, P. Silvermann, Understanding Digital Subscriber Line Technology (Prentice Hall, 1999).

J. Campello, "Optimal discrete bit-loading for multicarrier modulation systems," Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory (1998) pp. 193.

H. Yang, "4.7 Gbit/s transmission over 50 m long 1 mm diameter multi-core plastic optical fiber," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2010).

F. Breyer, S. C. J. Lee, S. Randel, N. Hanik, "Comparison of OOK- and PAM-4 modulation for 10 Gbit/s transmission over up to 300 m polymer optical fiber," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2008).

F. Breyer, S. C. J. Lee, S. Randel, N. Hanik, "PAM-4 signalling for gigabit transmission over standard step-index plastic optical fiber using light emitting diodes," Proc ECOC (2008).

D. M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering (Wiley, 2005).

S. Loquai, R. Kruglov, O. Ziemann, J. Vinogradov, C. Bunge, "10 Gbit/s over 25 m plastic optical fiber as a way for extremely low-cost optical interconnection," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2010).

S. Randel, S. C. J. Lee, B. Spinnler, F. Breyer, H. Rohde, J. Walewski, A. M. J. Koonen, A. Kirstädter, "1 Gbit/s transmission with 6.3 bit/s/Hz spectral efficiency in a 100 m standard 1 mm step-index plastic optical fiber link using adaptive multiple sub-carrier modulation," Proc. ECOC (2006).

F. Breyer, S. C. J. Lee, S. Randel, N. Hanik, "1.25 Gbit/s transmission over up to 100 m standard 1 mm step-index polymer optical fiber using FFE or DFE equalization schemes," Proc. ECOC (2007).

http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/ake-mate/pof/en/product/multi-core.html.

H. Yang, E. Tangdiongga, S. C. J. Lee, S. Randel, H. P. A. van den Boom, A. M. J. Koonen, "4 Gbit/s over 50-m large core diameter GI-POF using low-cost VCSEL," Proc. ECOC (2009).

http://www.firecomms.com/products-laser.html.

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