The 17th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers
August 25 - 28, 2008 | Santa Clara, California

Couldn't make this event? Conference Papers and Tutorial Notes are now available for purchase!


The International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (POF 2008), held at the Santa Clara Convention Center August 25-28, 2008, was the largest POF conference to date, with over 200 registrants from 15 counties, 20 exhibitors, and 8 corporate sponsors.

The program included six tutorials on August 25, and conference and exhibits Aug 26-28. Over 70 papers were presented at the conference. A few of the highlights of the conference were a keynote address and session on "Active Optical Cables," a session on "POF Home Networking Standards," and a session on "Home Networking Using POF — Experiences from Around the World."

The International Conference was preceded by a "West Meets East POF Workshop," Aug 20-22, organized by the POF Application Center (POF-AC) and IGI. The workshop was taught by Professors Karl Friederich Klein and Olaf Ziemann.

Copies of the proceedings and tutorial notes are available from Information Gatekeepers
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The 18th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers (POF 2009) will be held in Sydney, Australia from September 9-11th, 2009, with the prestigious Pre-conference Workshops being held September 7th - 8th, 2009.

Sydney is a vibrant backdrop for this exciting conference, and we invite all researchers in the field to join us for these few days of intense collaboration, exciting science - and great social occasions! More details are avilabel at

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Firecomms Chromis Fiberoptics homefibre
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Comoss FiberFIn
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