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May 11, 2015 // By Wouter Volkaerts
Plastic waveguides for future communication networks
Researchers from the KU Leuven ESAT-MICAS research group in Belgium build a multi-gigabit communication link using a plastic fiber as transmission channel.

distance is 7m for 2.5Gbps. In the future data rates as high as 20Gbps and transmission distances larger than 20 meters are possible with this technology.

About the author:

Wouter Volkaerts received the degree of M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium in 2009. He is currently working as a research assistant at the MICAS laboratories of the KU Leuven towards a Ph.D. degree in the field of mmWave VCOs and transceivers.

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