The following is a list of books and websites that we reference throughout this website, and that we recommend to anyone interested in learning more about plastic optical fiber, or fiber optics in general.
POF Handbook by Olaf Ziemann, Jürgen Krauser, Peter E. Zamzow, and Werner Daum (ISBN 978-3-540-76628-5). Written by some of the best known POF experts from Germany, one of the leading countries in POF technology, this is the most comprehensive introduction and survey of POF data communication systems currently available. Amazon
Fiberguide by Ian Gordon Fudge. Gives technical insight into the fiber optic industry in Denmark and around the world. Fiberdk
Plastic Optical Fibers by Andreas Weinert (ISBN 3895781355, 9783895781353). This book offers an introduction to the physical principles of the new technology and describes the materials and manufacturing process of plastic fibers as well as the construction of plastic fiber optic cables. It describes various types of cable, as well as transmitting and receiving components in the transmission path and provides useful tips on the processing and installation of plastic fiber optic cable. Amazon
City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics by Jeff Hecht (ISBN 0195162552). City of Light tells the story of fiber optics, tracing its transformation from 19th-century parlor trick into the foundation of our global communications network. Written for a broad audience by a journalist who has covered the field for twenty years, the book is a lively account of both the people and the ideas behind this revolutionary technology. Amazon
Fiber Optic Technician’s Manual by Jim Hayes (ISBN 1401896995). A practical guide for designers, installers, and troubleshooters of fiber optic cable plants and networks, this book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of fiber optics as used in communications systems, including telephone, CATV, and computers. Beginning with a brief history of the development of fiber optics, the third edition progresses from the basics of the technology and its components, to installation and testing. Amazon
The Fiber Optic Association, Inc, a non-profit professional society for fiber optics. thefoa.org
Plastic Optical Fiber Trade Organization (POFTO), which strives to actively promote the proliferation of plastic optical fiber (POF) systems serving both data communication and non-data markets. pofto.org