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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11266–11274

Potential of the polymer optical fibers deployed in a 10Gbps small office/home office network

Christophe Lethien, Christophe Loyez, Jean-Pierre Vilcot, Nathalie Rolland, and Paul Alain Rolland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11266-11274 (2008)

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We have performed a detailed study of four Perfluorinated Graded Index Polymer Optical Fiber (50/490, 62.5/490 and 120/490) issued from several manufacturers and designed to be used in short length (100m) small office/home office network operating at 850nm. We have used commercially available 850nm low cost XFP transceivers and have compared the power dispersion penalties measurements with the ones realized using a photoreceiver including the Electronic Dispersion Compensation technology to increase the range of the transmission without impairments. It will be demonstrated the potential of the polymer fibers coupled to the electronic dispersion compensation technology to successfully transmit a 10GBase-SR signal with a Bit Error Rate of 10-12 over 100m.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2008
Published: July 11, 2008

Christophe Lethien, Christophe Loyez, Jean-Pierre Vilcot, Nathalie Rolland, and Paul Alain Rolland, "Potential of the polymer optical fibers deployed in a 10Gbps small office/home office network," Opt. Express 16, 11266-11274 (2008)

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