A fiber optic camera is a bundle of optical fibers which transmits an image from one end to another.
Bavarian Optics has developed a system called Sollektor for bringing sunlight indoors using POF and hybrid light fixtures.
The inexpensive and versatile nature of POF has lent itself to a wide spectrum of creative and unique lighting uses.
Fiber optic cable can be used to create flexible and precise light sources. Image: Starfire Lighting Solutions.
Benefits of Firecomms Fiber Optics for Consumer Network Applications Firecomms fiber optic solutions are ideal solutions for high-bandwidth triple play networks that require Ethernet data to be transmitted across the home network. Together with Plastic Optical Fiber (POF), Firecomms’ fiber optic transceivers enable quicker, more flexible and cost-effective installations — unique advantage for home builders, […]
When we talk about some of the new markets and applications for polymer optical fiber, it’s hard not to talk about active optical cables. This is a great application for the perflorinated graded index fiber that is manufactured by Chromis Fiber Optics. With this HDMI cable, you get great high speed functionality at a very […]
When a plastic optical fiber undergoes a physical change, such as bending, the light passing through it undergoes changes that are detectable, allowing it to be used as a sensor.
One of the big advantages to polymer optical fiber is in the isolation it can give you in any design. Engineers go to great lengths for galvanic isolations solutions. POF eliminates any pathway for common-mode noise and in most cases this is a very economical solution. Over the last decade prices for transceivers have dropped […]
Plastic optical fiber systems can be configured for a wide variety of measurement applications and environments. Applications include temperature, pressure, flex, strain, rotation, movement, and chemical composition. Most fiber optic sensor configurations are based on Fabry-Perot, Mach-Zehnder, Michelson, or Sagnac interferometric systems with fiber specialized for the specific application. More about these sensors can be […]
With polymer optical fiber, you now can look at security in a complete different way! When large solar panels are installed in a field each one of these solar panels are bolted onto a rail, but can easily be uninstalled and stolen! Using a simple POF cable you can string this in between the panels […]
In wind and solar power generation, the building blocks of power conversion and transmission are extremely similar, even though actual power generation depends on the power source itself. Spread across the wind and solar power generation platforms are an array of sensors that measure wind speed, blade pitch, battery status, and other critical system monitors. […]
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Industrial networks have taken advantage of the properties of plastic optical fiber for decades, using IEEE 1394, Ethernet/IP, and other networking standards.