The POF Market and technology assessment tutorial is for those high level managers who want to obtain an overview of the POF business including opportunities and present barriers in the market. As an introduction into the tutorial, there is a brief history of the development of POF from the 1960's to the present which describes the major players and developments that have occurred during this period.
The tutorial follows with a description of a POF link and the basic components and then discusses the major components such as fibers, cables, transceivers, connectors, tools, and test and measurement equipment. a sizable part of the tutorial is devoted to applications of POF in a number of industries especially the automotive field which is presently driving the market. Major players in each of the product categories are discussed as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Standards that include POF are reviewed and the need for standards in other ares are highlighted.
Market forecasts are presented for the automotive, medical, industrial control, consumer, home networking, and aerospace industries. the tutorial ends with a presentation of POF organizations around the world that are active in research or promoting POF.