Optical fiber communications (Plastic fiber)

Optical fiber communication using plastic optical fiber (POF) is used for communication between devices and within devices and equipments in fields such as factory automation, consumer electronics, automotive, and medical.

POF communication has the features of being "less susceptible to external noise," "resistant to bending," "lightweight," and "inexpensive," and in recent years, high-speed, large-capacity, and high-quality data communication is becoming more and more common.

Hamamatsu offers transmitter/receiver photo ICs for POF communications that support a wide variety of transmission speeds.

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pof_map l2422-01sr l12557-01sr l10881 L11354-02 s12512-01sr s13174-01sr s12423-01sr s7141-10 s8046 s7727 s11355-04

Configuration example of optical communication using POF

The transmitter photo IC combines a red LED and a drive IC. The receiver photo IC is a monolithic integration of a photodiode and signal processing circuit. 

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