The cheap standard PMMA SI-POF (step-index plastic optical fiber) has the lowest bandwidth and the highest attenuation among multimode fibers. This small bandwidth limits the maximum data rate which can be transmitted through plastic optical fibers. To overcome the problem of the plastic optical fibers high transmission loss, very sensitive receivers must be used to increase the transmitted length over POF. The plastic optical fiber limited bandwidth problem can be decreased by using multilevel signaling like multilevel pulse amplitude modulation or by using an equalizer for binary data transmission.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 3731 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.