Plastic Optical Fiber & Cable


Plastic optical fiber also abbreviated as POF, is a type of optical fiber made out of a type of polymer that transmits light and is used for illumination or data transfer. A big advantage of POF is the fact that it can bend and stretch unlike fiber optics made of glass. ESKA™ is a high performance POF Mitsubishi product which is used for short range communications and light transfer.

The accuracy, quality and precision of ESKA™ capabilities may be found in a broad spectrum of demanding applications which include Critical Site Lighting, In-situ Medical Devices, Automotive Interiors and Networks, Home/Office Networks, Industrial Automation, robotics and much more. Availability is in an assortment of optical fiber grades as well as a variety of functional cable jackets.

ESKA™ Plastic optical fiber meets an array of critical standards including: IEEE 1394; compliance with ANSI, EIA, Ethernet, Profibus, Sercos, MOST plus UL1581 for flame retardation. The temperature operating range is -55°C to 105°. EMI/RFI immunity is also maintained. Recent ISO|IEC|IEEE 8802-3:2017/FD also certified 1GB Ethernet over POF.


ESKA™ Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) provides considerable technical benefits over copper and glass optical fiber media.



Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) delivers high performance economically replacing copper cables and glass fibers.

Classic Application

For almost 40 years, Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) has been critical components of lighting, illumination, sensing and automation applications.

Newer Application

In recent years, Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) has its usage expanded to medical, data, automotive and other transportation.

Future Application

Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) will have a big play in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Autonomous Driving (AD).