The POF-Application Centre, Europe’s first Application Centre for Polymer Optical Fibres (POF), is an Institute of the Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuernberg.
Main activities • Fiber optics and photonics • Datacommunication • Illumination • Sensors • Power over Fiber (low power)
Services • 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. habil Rainer Engelbrecht Prof. Dr.-Ing. Olaf Ziemann
POF - Application Center Wassertorstr. 10 90489 Nürnberg