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POF-Polymer Optical Fibers

Polymer optical fibers (POF) have been on the market for many
years. Both the fiber core and the cladding are made of polymer.
Key advantages of polymer optical fibers are high flexibility
(high alternate bending resistance with smaller bending radii)
as well as more economical connecting and transmission
technology than in the case of glass.

Moreover, this type of fiber also has all the major benefits
of a fiber optical cable connection:

  • EMC security,
  • clear galvanic separation,
  • no crosstalk,
  • low weight.

POF can by now be used to bridge distances up to 70 metres,
which is normally sufficient for both industrial environments
and smaller office as well as home networks. It is even possible
to cover distances up to 150 metres by selecting suitable
active components.

POF cables are available for indoors and outdoors. A wide range
of constructions are available depending on the requirement.

  • Special requirements in terms of flexibility
  • resistance to oil,
  • resistance to UV,
  • freedom from halogen or
  • flame retardancy

are met by selecting suitable components.