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24 August 1987 An Analysis Of The Desirable Molecular Features For A Polymer Optical Fibre
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Proceedings Volume 0799, New Materials for Optical Waveguides; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941176
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
Abstract
The very high bandwidth distance product of monomode silica fibres has given them an almost total monopoly of trunk telecommunications installations over the last 3 years. As this market saturates, attention is being concentrated on lower echelons of the telecoms hierarchy and on other local communications needs often bunched together under the title Local Area Networks. While these newer targets will also appreciate high bandwidth the existing media, e.g., copper twisted pair or coaxial cable are in many situations adequate and would presently be cheaper. To challenge in this area it is therefore necessary to lower costs and to offer alternative advantages than pure bandwidth.
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J. Conti Ramsden, R. M. Glen, and R. T. Murray "An Analysis Of The Desirable Molecular Features For A Polymer Optical Fibre", Proc. SPIE 0799, New Materials for Optical Waveguides, (24 August 1987); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941176
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