Conference Program
August 25
August 26
Day 1
August 27
Day 2
August 28
Day 3

Conference Day 1
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Day 1 - Morning Session
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
• 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Plenary Session
Chaired by:
Prof. Olaf Ziemann, POFAC

9:00 am - 9:30 am State of POF Technology
Professor Yasuhiro Koike
Keio University
9:30 am - 10:00 am POF Products for Industrial and Automotive Applications
Martin Weigert
Avago Technologies
10:00 am - 10:30 am POF Opportunities in Active Optical Cables
Stan Swirhun, Senior Vice President
General Manager, Optical Communications
10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am POF Home Networks Activity Worldwide
Josef Faller, President
11:30 am - 12:00 pm POF in Textiles
Vladan Koncar
ENSAIT, Association of Universities of Textiles

Day 1 - Afternoon Session
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
• 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fibers & Cables I
Chaired by: Ann Mescher, Univerity of Washington

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Aspect Ratio Changes in the Drawing of Polymer Capillary Fiber
Ann Mescher (1), Spencer Grange (2)
University of Washington (1), Sandia National Laboratories
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Characterization of the Performance of Dye-doped POF Amplifiers: Geometrical and Temporal Analysis
J. Arrue, M.A. Illarramendi, F. Jimenez, J. Zubia, G. Durana, G. Aldabaldetreku
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Development of Perfluorinated Low Bending Loss GI-POF
Naoto Oota Yuji Watanabe, Chikafumi Tanaka, Hidenobu Murofushi
Asahi Glass Company
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm A Comprehensive Bending Loss Study of Multi-core POF
Seiji Sasho, Development Manager, Plastic Optical Fibers Department
Asahi Kasei EMD
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Networking Break
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm New Results of Mode Mixing in PF-GI-POF
Olaf Ziemann
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Analysis of Crosstalk in Multi-core Polymer Optical Fibres
A. Berganza, G. Aldabaldetreku, G. Durana, J. Zubia, J. Mateo, M. Illarramendi
University of the Basque Country
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Design and Analysis of Partially-Halogenated Polymers for Thermally-Stable GI POF
Kotaro Koike, Keio University

Active Optical Cables
Chaired by: Paul Polishuk, Information Gatekeepers, Inc.

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Active Optical Cables: Ripe for Rapid Market Expansion
Tom Rossi
formerly of Intel
5:00 pm - 5:20 pm GigaPOF and AOC Cables
Dana DuToit
Chromis Fiberoptics
5:20 pm - 5:40 pm Silicon Photonics Enabled Optical Active Cables for Datacenters
Marek Tlalka

Conference Day 2
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Day 2 - Morning Session
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Data Links
Chaired by: Prof Ken Pedrotti, University of California Santa Cruz

9:00 am - 9:20 am Co-propagation of Six Spatially Separated Helical Channels Over a Single Strand of Standard Step Index Plastic Optical Fiber Using Spatial Domain Multiplexing
Syed H. Murshid, Abhijit Chakravarty, Raka Biswas, Ebad Zahir
Florida Institute of Technology
9:20 am - 9:40 am Prism-Spectrometer as Demultiplexer for WDM over POF
Ulrich Fischer, Daniela Lutz, Matthias Haupt
Harz University of Applied Studies and Research
9:40 am - 10:00 am 8-PAM Transmission Over 1 mm PMMA-SI-POF: Final Results From the POF-ALL project
D. Cardnas, A. Nespola, S. Abrate, R. Gaudino
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella
10:00 am - 10:20 am Low-Cost WDM QAM Transmission of 100 Mbits/s Over 150m Step-Index 1 mm Core Diameter PIMMA Polymer Optical Fiber
J. Yang, H.P.A van den Boom, A.M.J. Koonen
Eindhoven University of Technology
10:20 am - 10:40 am Optimal Equalizers for SI-POF and Gpbs
Juri Vinogradov, Olaf Ziemann, Ondrej Lednicky, Jan Gottschalk, Manuel ZŒh, Simplice Tchoupkoua
10:40 am - 11:00 am Networking Break
11:00 am - 11:20 am High-speed Data Transmission Over SI-POF with Multi Carrier Modulation
Bluschke, A.; Matthews, M.; Rietzsch, P.; Steglich, R.
Teleconnect GmbH
11:20 am - 11:40 am Gigabit Ethernet Over Standard Step-Index Polymer Optical Fiber
Jeffrey Lee, Florian Breyer, Sebastian Randell, Henrie van den Boom, Ton Koonen
University of Technology Eindhoven
11:40 am - 12:00 pm The Development of Gbps over SI-POF Systems in the POF-ALL Project
Olaf Ziemann, Ondrej Lednicky, Juri Vinogradov, Roberto Gau
dino, Hans Kragl , Sebastian Randel, Jeffrey Lee, Bernd Offenbeck


12:00 am - 12:20 pm Gigabit transmission over 50 m of Step-Index Plastic Optical Fibre
Beno”t Charbonnier, Pierre Urvoas, Meryem Ouzzif, JŽrome Le Masson, John D. Lambkin, M. O'Gorman
12:20 am - 12:40 pm 10 Gbps Chip-on-Board Polymer Optical Fiber Links
Robert P. Dahlgren(1), Luu Nguyen(2), Jacob A. Wysocki(1), J. M. Wincn(1), Arup Polley(3), Patrick J. Decker(3), Jim B. Wieser(2), K. D. Pedrotti(1), and Stephen E. Ralph(3)
1 Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz, 2. National Semiconductor Corp., 3. Georgia Institute of Technology

Day 2 - Afternoon Session
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fibers & Cables II
Chaired by: Prof. Demetri Kalymnous, London Metropolitan University

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm The Use of Green LED for Robust Systems in Data Communication and Sensor ApplicationsThe Use of Green LED for Robust Systems in Data Communication and Sensor Applications
Olaf Ziemann, Ondrej Lendicky, Juri Vinogradov
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Restricted Mode Launch Condition for Graded Index Plastic Optical Fibers
Satoshi Takahashi, Takafumi Noda, Yashuiro Koike
Keio University
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Modification of RI profile for the Reduction of Bending Loss of a PMMA GI-POF
Omi Kwon Chang-Won Park
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Networking Break
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm New Connectivity Solution for Plastic Optical Fibres Using Phasoptx Shape Memory Alloy Optimend
Geradine Trouillard, Patrick Zivojinovic, Mathiew Bergeron, Eric Weynant
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Plastic Optical Fiber Coupler with Hollow Taper Waveguide
Abang Annuar Ehsan, Sahbudin Shaari, Profl, Mohd Kamil Abd. Rahman, Assoc. Prof.
Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelctronics Univeresity

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Mode-selective Extinction Ratio Measurement of a Polarization-Maintaining Graded Index Plastic Optical Fiber Based on a Poly-(Methyl Methacrylate/Benzyl Methacrylate) Copolymer
Rei Athena, Furukawa, Akihiro Tagaya, Yasuhiro Koike
Keio University

Home Networking Standards Presentations and Discussion
Chaired by: James Hettrick, Information Management System Solutions, Inc

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Multicore POF Performance versus the Requirements of the Recent ISO/IEC 24702 Standard
F.W. Kiggundu, A. Glampedakis, J. Munisami, D. Kalymnios
London Metropolitan University

TIA Home Networking Standards
John Pryma
Honeywell Genesis Cable, TIA
Home Networking Standards
Josef Faller

Day 2 - Evening:
POF 2008 Dinner
& Reception
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
• 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Conference Day 3
Thursday, August 28, 2008

Day 3 - Morning Parallel Session A
Thursday, August 28, 2008 • 9:00 am - 11:20 pm

Microstructured Fiber

Chaired by: Prof. Mayanne Large, University of Sydney

9:00 am - 9:20 am Effect of Different Bridge Structures on Numerical Aperture in Air-clad Polymer Optical Fiber
Andrew Docherty, Leon Poladian, Maryanne Large
The Optical Fibre Technology Centre, The University of Sydney
9:20 am - 9:40 am Microstructured Polymer Fibres for Polarisation Control
Alexander Argyros, Richard Lwin, Jarryd Pia, Francois Ladouceur
The Optical Fibre Technology Centre, The University of Sydney

9:40 am - 10:00 am Progress of Hollow-core Polymer Fibres: Structures and Materials
Alexander Argyros, Martijn A van Eijkelenborg, Sergio G Leon-Saval
The Optical Fibre Technology Centre, The University of Sydney

10:00 am - 10:20 am Bending Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibres
Richard Lwin, Alexander Argyros, Maryanne Large
The Optical Fibre Technology Centre, The University of Sydney
10:20 am - 10:40 am Enhancing the Verdet Constant in Polymer Optical Fibre by Doping with Magnetic Nanoparticles
Helmut C. Yu, A. ArgyrosG. BartonS. G. Leon-SavalM. A. van Eijkelenborg
The Optical Fibre Technology Centre, The University of Sydney
10:40 am - 11:00 am Networking Break
11:00 am - 11:20 am Photonic Polymer Crystal Fiber with Open Star Cross Section for Sensing
E.F. Chillcce, W. Faustino, C.L. Cesar, L.C. Barbosa
Universidade Estadual de Campinas
11:20 am - 11:40 am Spectroscopic Characterization of Plastic Optical Fibres Doped with Fluorene Oligomers
M. A. Illarramendi, L. Bazzana J. Zubia, G. Durana, and G. Aldabaldetreku
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
11:40 am - 12:00 pm SI-POFs Frequency Response Obtained by Solving the Power Flow Equation
Javier Mateo, Juan J. Martinez, Alicia Lopez
University of Zaragoza

Day 3 - Morning Parallel Session B
Thursday, August 28, 2008 • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

POF Sensors
Chaired by: Robert Dahlgren, University of California at Santa Cruz

8:00 am - 8:40 am Invited Paper: Technology and Applications of Smart Technical Textiles Based on POF
Katerina Krebber, Philipp Lenke, Sascha Liehr, Jens Witt, Marcus Schukar, Maryanne Large, Torsten Thiel
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
8:40 am - 9:00 am Perfluorinated Graded-index Polymer Optical Fibers for Distributed Measurement of Strain
Sascha Liehr, Philipp Lenke, Mario Wendt, Katerina Krebber
Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM)
9:00 am - 9:20 am Improvements of the Distributed Strain Sensor Based on Optical Time Domain Reflectometry Measurement in Polymer Optical Fibers
Philipp Lenke, Sascha Liehr, Katerina Krebber
Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM)
9:20 am - 9:40 am Installation and Performance of a Polymer Optical Fiber-Based Elongation Sensor
Gaizka Durana, Marlene Kirchof, michael Luberldurre Saez de Ocariz, Hans Poisel, Joseba Zubia, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku, Carmen Vazquez
University of the Basque Country

9:40 am - 10:00 am Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:20 am Gas Sensing System with POF Humidity Calibrator
Mitsuhiro Komatsu, Satoshi Honma, Masayuki Morisawa, Shinzo Muto
Univ. of Yamanashi

10:20 am - 10:40 am Bedridden People's Condition Monitor Using POF Moisture Sensors
Chi Kai, Satoshi Honma, Masayuki Honma, Shinzo Muto
Univ. of Yamanashi
10:40 am - 11:00 am Optical Fiber Based Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometric Sensor for Temperature Measurement
Abhijit Chakravarty, Raka Biswas
Florida Institute of Technology
11:00 am - 11:20 am Continuous Liquid Level Sensor Using Plastic Optical Fibers and Hollow Metallic Waveguides
M. Lomer, A. Galindez, A. Quintela, J.M. Lopez-Higuera
Universidad de Cantabria
11:20 am - 11:40 am Liquid Level Detection Sensor Using Plastic Optical Fiber
Raka Biswas, Abhijit Chakravarty
Florida Institute of Technology
11:40 am - 12:00 pm Development of a Biosensor Based in Polymeric Optical Fiber to Detect Cells in Water and Other Fluids
Nathalia Corra Chagas de Souza, Carolina Beres, Bruno de Paula da Rocha, Pablo dos Santos, An’io da Silva, Carlos Roberto Furtado Guimar‹es, Marco Antonio Lemos Miguel, Eduardo Shigeo Yugue, Alberto Vieria da Silva, Cesar Consenza de Carvalho, Jose Silva-Neto, Marcelo Martins Werneck
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Ultrasound Interferometric Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) Sensors for Optoaccoustic biomedical Imaging
Horacio Lamela and Daniel Gallego
University Carlos III of Madrid

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm Low-Cost Integration Unit for Wavelength-Coded Fiber Sensors
Peter Kiesel, Markus Beck, Oliver Schmidt, Noble Johnson
Palo Alto Research Center
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm Gallium Arsenide Based Wireless Optical Sensor for High Temperature Measurement
Abhijit Chakravarty
Florida Institute of Technology

Day 3 -
Afternoon Session

Thursday, August 28, 2008 • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Poster Sesssion

Poster Papers
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Continuous Liquid Level Sensor Using Plastic Optical Fibers and Hollow Metallic Waveguides
M. Lomer, A. Galindez, A. Quintela, J.M. Lopez-Higuera
Universidad de Cantabria
40 Channel Multiplexer for POF, PCS and 50 µm MM-GOF
Alexander Bachmann, Olaf Ziemann
High Speed Data Communication over SI-POF at 780 nm Wavelength
Juri Vinogradov, Manuel ZŒh, Simplice Tchoupkoua, Olaf Ziemann, Karl-Friedrich Klein

Glass fiber bundle for Gbps data transmission
Olaf Ziemann, Juri Vinogradov, Alexander Bachmann, Banias Konstantinos, Karl-Friedrich Klein, Werner Sklarek, Burkhard Danielzik
Super Bright Illumination for Displays (SBID) using LEDs and Waveguides
Hans Poisel, Martin Bloos, Olaf Ziemann, Guido Krame
Sollektor Transporting Daylight with POF
Hans Poisel, Klaus Hofbeck, Alexander Kist, Sebastian Schuetz, Michael Killermann, Martin Bloos, Olaf Ziemann, Juergen Kleinwaechter

"Fiberscan" - Looking into Non-accessible Places with POFAlexander Bachmann, , Wolfgan Voit, Hans Poisel, Olaf Ziemann, A. Schiffer, Sabrina Brod

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensor for Humidity Measurement Based on Losses Induced in the Transition Region of a Bended Fiber
M. Lomer, M.A. Quintela, J. Mirapeix J. Zubia, J.M. Lopez-Higuera
Universidad de Cantabria
Domestic Multimedia Network Based on POF
Javier Mateo, Antonio Oca, Mariangeles Losada, Joseba Zubia
University of Zaragoza
Dynamics of Molten Polymer-dopant System and its Application to GI POF
Makoto Asai, Yasuhiro Koike
Keio University

Home Networking

Chaired by: Josef Faller, Home Fibre

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Demonstration of Home Network Using POF
Young Cheol Kim, Jin Won Kim, Seung Sang Hwang, Chang-Won Park, and Hyun Deok Kim
Kyungpook National University
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Optimal Wiring in the Houses of 1 Gbit System with the GI-POF and the Ultimate Easy-Connection
Teruyuki Taniguchi, Takashi Kawakami
Sekisui Chemical Co., LTD
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Eye Safety in POF Systems: Current View and Future Approaches
Bernd Offenbeck, Norbert Weber
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm A Prototype of the Test-bed for Networked Real-time Communication with High Sense of Presence in the Next Generation Convergence Home Network
Dai Hanawa, Shohei Terada, Yu Kakishima, Shingo Yamakawa, Teruyuki Taniguchi, Takashi Kawakami, Kimio Oguchi
Seikei University
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Sensor network Installation Architecture for the Next Generation Home Network with POF
Shohei Terada, Shingo Yamakawa, Yu Kakishima, Dai Hanawa, Kimio Oguchi
Seikei University
5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Wavelength Routing Network Testbed with POF link for Large Contents Distribution Applications
Shohei TeradaYu KakishimaShingo YamakawaDai HanawaTeruyuki TaniguchiTakashi KawakamiKimio Oguchi
Seikei University

Day 3 - Evening: POF 2008 Closing Ceremony
Thursday, August 28, 2008
• 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

POF 2008 Technical Program Committee

Prof. Yasuhiro Koike
POF 2008 Honorary Conference Chair
Keio University

Professor Gary Grimes
POF 2008 Technical Program Chair
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Robert Dahlgren

University of California, Santa Cruz

Prof. Maryanne Large
Senior Research Fellow Optical Fibre Technology Centre [OFTC]
University of Sydney

Prof. Ken Pedrotti
Jack Baskin School of Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Paul Polishuk
Information Gatekeepers, Inc.

Prof. Ann Meschler

University of Washington

Olaf Ziemann
POF-AC Germany

International Cooperative of Plastic Optical Fibers (ICPOF)

Prof. Yasuhiro Koike
Keio University, Japan

Dr. Lee Blyler
Chromis Fiber Optics, U.S.

J. Cowley
Commscope, U.S.

Dr. Werner Daum
BAM, Germany

Prof. Roberto Gaudino
Politecnico Di Torino, Italy

Jacques Goudeau
Nexans, France

Prof. T. Ishigure
Keio University

Prof. Demetri Kalymnious
London Metropolitan University, U.K.

Prof. G.D. Khoe
Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands

Dr. John Lambkin
Firecomms Ltd., Ireland

Prof. Maryanne Large
OFTC, Australia

Dr. J.W. Lee
Iljin Electric Co. Ltd., Korea

Prof. Ann Mescher
University of Washington

Prof, Hans Poisel
POFAC, Germany

Prof. M. Werneck
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr. Whitney White
Chromis Fiber Optics, U.S.

Prof. Olaf Ziemann
POFAC, Germany

Prof. Joseba Zubia

Universidad del Pais Vasco

POF 2008 National Organizing & Arrangements Committee

Dr. Paul Polishuk

Will Ashley

Robert Dahlgren

  Vincent Li

Dr. Hui Pan

Yesim Taskor


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