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High-speed polymer optical fiber networks
Author(s): Dutt V. Bulusu; Tim Zack; Frederick W. Scholl; Michael H. Coden; Robert E. Steele; Gregory D. Miller; Mark A. Lynn
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to compare the cost and performance trade-offs of polymer optical fiber networks with glass fiber networks and networks on other media. The discussion also includes distance versus attenuation and bandwidth limits for higher data rate transmission over polymer fibers. Finally we describe the performance of a 10 Mb/s Ethernet system built and tested using a modular approach incorporating a prototype snap-lock connection system designed for low cost high volume applications. Low cost is achieved through the use of larger diameter polymer optical fiber which facilitates the use of molded plastic components and simple crimp-on fiber terminations integrated receivers and visible red LEDs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1364, FDDI, Campus-Wide, and Metropolitan Area Networks, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24651
Show Author Affiliations
Dutt V. Bulusu, Codenoll Technology Corp. (United States)
Tim Zack, Codenoll Technology Corp. (United States)
Frederick W. Scholl, Codenoll Technology Corp. (United States)
Michael H. Coden, Codenoll Technology Corp. (United States)
Robert E. Steele, General Motors Corp. (United States)
Gregory D. Miller, General Motors Corp. (United States)
Mark A. Lynn, General Motors Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1364:
FDDI, Campus-Wide, and Metropolitan Area Networks
Kadiresan Annamalai; Stewart K. Cudworth; Allen B. Kasiewicz, Editor(s)

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