Date Added: Jan 2012
The demand of the utilization of optical fiber is increasing due to the ability of the optical fiber to transmit signal or data with higher speed compared to copper or coax cable. Common advantages of Polymer Optical Fiber (POF) over copper cables are the nonexistent susceptibility to any kind of electromagnetic interference and it has lower weight. More than that, POF has smaller radius of curvature and is more flexible. By using multimode type of optical fiber, signal transmission range is between 10Mbps to 10Gbps. Multimode fiber can conduct several light rays and can operate free of disruption. Many different wavelengths can be sent simultaneously in a fiber in range of spectrum between 1300 nm to 1600 nm.