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Project: Bragg Gratings in Plastic Optical Fibre for communications and sensing applications

Acronym: POFCOM
Main Objective:
The possibility of the fibre to the home (FTTH) for simultaneous transmission of different services such as internet, telephone, digital television is, in fact, actual. Polymer optical fibres (POF) are being pointed as a lower-cost and viable alternative to glass fibre in short-distance applications. The
use of this type of fibre has several advantages such as simpler and less expensive components, ease to hande and connect and has greater flexibility and resilience to bending, shock, and vibration. Moreover, FBG is passive and versatile device that has been used in the development of components and techniques for optical communication systems with high capacity. With this strategy we intend to reduce cost and in the same time don’t compromise the spectral efficiency.
The global aim of this proposal is to develop new techniques and new innovative devices based on FBG written in mPOF for optical communications and sensing technologies.
Reference: PTDC/EEA-TEL/122792/2010
Funding: FCT/PTDC
Start Date: 01-01-2012
End Date: 01-07-2014
Team: Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Lúcia Maria Botas Bilro, Carlos Alberto Ferreira Marques, Nélia Jordão Alberto
Groups: Optical Communication Systems and Networking – Av
Local Coordinator: Rogério Nunes Nogueira

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