POF-PLUS

European project financed within the 7th Framework Program, started in May 2008 and terminated in April 2011, coordinated by Istituto Boella. Other companies and research centres from Europe and Israel have been part of the consortium, for example Luceat, Telecom Italia, France Telecom, Fraunhofer Institute.

The project, that can be considered as the evolution of POF-ALL, aims at producing new components and subsystems for transmitting at more than 1Gb/s over POF in home-environment. Evolving this concept with parallel optics solutions (WDM or ribbon cables), we can envision optical interconnects for data centres at speeds in the order of 10Gb/s.

For more information: http://www.ict-pof-plus.eu/

Applied Photonics