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Assessment Study of Plastic Optical Fiber Market & Technology

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Plastic Optical Fiber Market & Technology Assessment Study - 2014" report to their offering.

The plastic optical fiber (POF) data business is going through a period of extraordinary growth driven by the automotive manufacturers in Europe and by new technology development. Industrial controls and medical applications continue to be the bedrock of the industry, and they, too, are experiencing healthy growth. Unlike the telecommunications field, the POF business covers many industries and is not as vulnerable to industry downturns.

New technological developments in sources, connectors, and fibers are expanding the bandwidth-distance limits of POF into new applications. After many years of playing second fiddle to the glass optical fiber business, POF is now starting to get the recognition it deserves. Some are even saying that POF could be a disruptive technology.

Over the past three years, there has been a dramatic increase in the GI-POF technology and its availability in the market. This has resulted in increased interest by component suppliers and end users. The market for short, high-speed optical links is experiencing extraordinary growth. These links are less than 100 meters, with speeds up to 40Gbps.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction
  2. Why POF?
  3. Comparison Between Copper, GOF, and POF
  4. POF Historical Development and Organization
  5. Technical Characteristics of POF Fibers Systems
  6. Light Sources
  7. Optical Connectors and Splicing
  8. Couplers
  9. POF Cables
  10. POF Cost Comparisons
  11. Integrated Optics
  12. Lenses
  13. Fiber Bragg Gratings
  14. Optical Amplifiers
  15. Test Equipment
  16. POF Systems - Ethernet Example
  17. POF Hardware for Ethernet
  18. Illustrative Examples of POF Data Communications Applications
  19. POF and Related Standards
  20. Components and Testing
  21. POF Components - Present Status
  22. POF Suppliers
  23. POF Component Price Trends
  24. Market Drivers
  25. POF Markets and Forecasts
  26. POF Activities in Various Countries
  27. Opportunities in the Emerging POF Business
  28. Strategies for Success in the POF Market

Companies Featured:

  • Mitsubishi Rayon
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Toray Industries Inc.
  • Shenzhen Dasheng Optoelectronic Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Asahi Glass
  • Nanoptics
  • OFS-Fitel (now Chromis Fiber Optics)
  • Redfern Polymer (Cactus Fiber) (Kiriama)
  • Nexans
  • Fuji Film
  • Luvantix
  • Optimedia
  • Jiang Daisheng Co. Ltd.
  • Sekisui Chemical Company

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