Workshop Organization

The West Meets East 3-Day Workshop consist of 6 single tutorials , each about two and a half hours long. After each of the tutorials, a one-hour discussion will follow.

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

Available now from:
This workshop has been
collectively organized by:

Attendees may register for all six tutorials at a discount, or select individual tutorials to fit their schedules and interests.

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 August 7, 2008

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

Day 1: Active Components and Fibers
Wednesday - August 20, 2008

Wed. 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 components
Wed. 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
Thursday - August 21, 2008


Thu. 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
Thu. 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
Friday - August 22, 2008

Fri. 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
Fri. 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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Silver Sponsors:
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