Real-time 1.25-Gb/s transmission over 50-m SI-POF using a green laser diode

Mohamed Atef, Robert Swoboda, Horst Zimmermann

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A real-time 1.25-Gb/s transmission over a 50-m step-index plastic optical fiber (SI-POF) with -12.5-dBm sensitivity at bit error rate equal to 10 -9 was achieved. The binary modulated signal was received and post-equalized using a fully integrated optical receiver. A green edge-emitting laser diode with 520 nm is used, which gives a lower attenuation over POF compared to the traditional 650-nm red laser. The launched optical power is 1 dBm, which ensures eye-safety (class 1 M) with 6-dB power margin.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6213068
Pages (from-to)1331-1333
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Equalization
  • green laser diode
  • step-index plastic optical fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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