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.
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Plastic optical fiber can withstand heat, direct sunlight, and, with the right components, dust and moisture. Image: MINING.com / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
Because POF is made of insulating materials, it can provide electrically isolated data links in environments and applications where electrical isolation is critical. Image: NAVFAC / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
lastic optical fiber is the medium of choice for data links in manufacturing equipment. Image: Kitmodo Marketplace / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
Plastic optical fiber offers complete immunity to EMI, because it is made entirely of insulating materials.
POF brings several key advantages over copper and glass to every application that it is used in. Image: verkeorg / Flickr (source) (CC BY-SA 2.0)