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An Analysis Of The Desirable Molecular Features For A Polymer Optical Fibre
Author(s): J. Conti Ramsden; R. M. Glen; R. T. Murray
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Paper Abstract

The very high bandwidth distance product of monomode silica fibres has given them an almost total monopoly of trunk telecommunications installations over the last 3 years. As this market saturates, attention is being concentrated on lower echelons of the telecoms hierarchy and on other local communications needs often bunched together under the title Local Area Networks. While these newer targets will also appreciate high bandwidth the existing media, e.g., copper twisted pair or coaxial cable are in many situations adequate and would presently be cheaper. To challenge in this area it is therefore necessary to lower costs and to offer alternative advantages than pure bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0799, New Materials for Optical Waveguides, (24 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941176
Show Author Affiliations
J. Conti Ramsden, ICI Research Labs (United States)
R. M. Glen, ICI Research Labs (United States)
R. T. Murray, ICI Research Labs (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0799:
New Materials for Optical Waveguides
Jacques Lucas, Editor(s)

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