University of Applied Sciences Nuernberg
University of Applied Sciences Nuernberg
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The Polymer optical Fiber Application Center (POF-AC) is a research institute of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm.

Main activities
• Fiber optics and photonics
• Datacommunication
• Illumination
• Sensors
• Power over Fiber (low power)

• Support entering this user-friendly, yet unexploited technology
• Construction of demonstration or pilot systems
• Customer specific measurements of all parameters of POFsystems

Main areas of research and development
• Equipment for measuring the characteristics of thick fibres (>100 μm diameter), components and systems for all types
• Customer-specific investigations and development of components and systems
• Simulation of components and systems

Special facilities

Optical material characterization, Fiber optics laboratories,
Optical simulation tools, climatic tests and bit-error rate tests

Technology partners
Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, Bayerisches
Laserzentrum (BLZ)

Current top technologies

• High bitrate, short range datacommunications systems
• Optical sensors for industrial applications


Academic Director
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Olaf Ziemann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Rainer Engelbrecht

POF - Application Center
Wassertorstr. 10
90489 Nürnberg

Tel.: +49 911  58 80 - 10 70
Fax: +49 911  58 80 - 50 70