8.11 - Optical Fibers

Y. Koike, K. Koike

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Plastic optical fiber (POF) is a highly promising transmission medium for future home networking. In comparison to glass optical fibers (GOFs), which are commonly used in core and metropolitan networks, POFs offer many advantages such as great flexibility and easy handling. This chapter begins with a review of the basic concepts of fiber optics and moves on to the latest developments in POF applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Science
Subtitle of host publicationa Comprehensive Reference: Volume 1-10
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780080878621
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1


  • Attenuation
  • Bandwidth
  • Coextrusion process
  • Copolymerization
  • Fiber to the home
  • Fluorination
  • Graded index
  • Home network
  • Interfacial-gel polymerization technique
  • Light scattering
  • Material dispersion
  • Modal dispersion
  • Plastic optical fiber
  • Poly(methyl methacrylate)
  • Step index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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