The March 21-23 POF Workshop Has Been Postponed

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The POF WORKSHOP is being held March 21st - March 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, the weekend before OFC/NFOEC 2009. This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn the latest developments in POF technology and applications. It is intended both for those not familiar with the field and for those already in the field who need to be updated. This workshop should be of specific interest to design engineers who wish to design POF into their systems across a broad spectrum of industries such as aircraft, industrial controls, aerospace, supercomputers, consumer, medical, and automotive.

The workshop will be taught by two of the world's experts in the field: Professors Olaf Ziemann and Karl-Friedrich Klein. Prof Ziemann has written the definitive work on POF Technology , the "POF Handbook."

The workshop material is based on the new:
“POF Handbook”
by Olaf Ziemann

Available now from:
This workshop has been
co-organized by:

The POF Workshop is co-located with OFC/NFOEC 2009:

The workshop consists of 6 individual tutorials, each a half day in length. Attendees may select any of the tutorials individually, in groups, or all six at a discount. Discounts are also being offered for more than one attendee from the same company, and for university faculty and student

Registration Package
Complete Package
Individual Tutorials
$295* ea
$350 ea
$375 ea

Note: If you are registering as a student, you are eligible for a 50% discount on registration. Simply enter the discount code "student451" at checkout.

* Early Bird pricing expires February 28, 2009

All listed prices subject to discounts for multiple attendees (-10% for second, -20% for third), etc., on next page.

Day 1: Active Components and Fibers
Saturday - March 21, 2009

Sat. AM Tutorial
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Transmitter and Receiver for POF Systems
Olaf Ziemann, POF-AC Germany

  • LED and laser for data communication
  • Large area photo detectors
  • Comparison of different wavelengths for POF transmission
  • Coupling technologies for active component
Sat. PM Tutorial
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Large Core Diameter Optical Fibers
Olaf Ziemann, POF-AC Germany

      • Polymer Optical Fibers, hybrid and glass fibers
      • Standards for POF
      • Optical and mechanical properties of POF
      • Measurement techniques for large core diameter fibers

Day 2: Passive Components and System Design
Sunday - March 22, 2009


Sun. AM Tutorial
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Design of POF Systems
Olaf Ziemann, POF-AC Germany

  • Review of published transmission systems
  • Power budget calculation for POF systems
  • Commercial available systems
Sun. PM Tutorial
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Passive Components for POF
Karl-Friedrich Klein, FH Gießen/Friedberg, Germany

  • Connectors
  • Attenuators, filters and mode converters
  • POF surface preparation
  • Measurement and calculation of connector losses

Day 3: Test and Measurement, Environmental Tests and Status
Monday - March 23, 2009

Mon. AM Tutorial
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Measurements on POF
Olaf Ziemann, POF-AC Germany

  • Attenuation and bandwidth measurements
  • Climatic behavior and lifetime measurements
Mon. PM Tutorial
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Specialty Optical Fibers
Karl-Friedrich Klein, FH Gießen/Friedberg, Germany

  • Microstructured POF
  • Silica glass and conventional glass fibers
  • Fibers and light guides for power transmission
  • UV fibers
  • Specialty POF

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