We report multigigabit/second transmission capacity in 1 mm core diameter graded index plastic optical fiber (POF) exploiting off-the-shelf low-cost components and discrete multitone (DMT) modulation. Transmission capacities of 10.1 Gbits/s×15 m and 12.7 Gbits/s×3 m are achieved for average bit-error rates less than 10−3.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2010
Published: February 25, 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, and E. Tangdiongga, "Record high-speed short-range transmission over 1 mm core diameter POF employing DMT modulation," Opt. Lett. 35, 730-732 (2010)