Thursday, March 23, 11:00 - 13:00
Expo Theater III
Session organized by POFTO

Session Description

The Plastic Optical Fiber Trade Organization (POFTO) will organize a POF Symposium during OFC 2017 that will cover recent developments in plastic optical fibers (POF) technology, applications, technical standards, industry progress and new markets. Speakers from around the world will review opportunities for POF in areas such as Gigabit POF, 4K/8K ultra high definition television (UHDTV), home networking, active optical cables, aerospace & automobile applications, POF sources & sensors, and high-temperature POF, among others.

Organizer and Program Chair

Hui PanChief Economist, Plastic Optical Fiber Trade Organization (POFTO), USA

As Chief Economist, Dr. Pan tracks the global telecom and POF market developments, and is responsible for all marketing and business development activities of the POF trade organization. POFTO strives to actively promote the proliferation of Plastic Optical Fiber systems serving both data communication and non-data markets. Pan has a PhD in economics from Northeastern University in the United States.


Status of GI POF towards Noise-Free 8K Data Transmission
Yasuhiro Koike, Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute and Professor, Keio University, Japan;
Dr. Azusa Inoue, Keio University, Japan



IEEE Standards on POF Technology in Automotive Applications
Yoshihiro Tsukamoto, Manager, Plastic Molding Material Department, Fiber Optics Section, Mitsubishi Rayon Co., LTD, Japan

Winning the Market for Short-Distance High-Speed Data Links: GigaPOF® in Active Optical Cables
Frank GrazianoCEO, Board Member, Chromis Fiberoptics, Inc., USA

Whitney White, Co-Founder, Board Member, President & CTO, Chromis Fiberoptics, Inc., USA

POF in Future Access and Home Networks
Eugene Dai, Principal Transport Architect, Cox Communications, USA

High Bitrate Transmission over SI-POF
Marco Dietrich, CTO, ELCON Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany