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Final Report - POLYCOM (Plastic optical fibres with embedded active polymers for data communications)

Project ID: 026365
Funded under: FP6-IST

Abstract

It may look like a fishing line, but plastic optical fibres (POFs) promise to revolutionise high-speed communications networks. Their evolution has been aided by groundbreaking research by a team of European scientists in the EC-funded Polycom project.

This final report is a summary of the work performed to put POFs on track for use in optical computing, new sensing devices and even clothing that lights up for safety or simply fashion. It concludes with how the development POFs and optical technology beyond the current state of the art could benefit a wide range of sectors.

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