Long-haul transmission over few-mode fibers with space-division multiplexing

Georg Rademacher, Roland Ryf, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Haoshuo Chen, René Jean Essiambre, Benjamin J. Puttnam, Ruben S. Luís, Yoshinari Awaji, Naoya Wada, Simon Gross, Nicolas Riesen, Michael Withford, Yi Sun, Robert Lingle

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Abstract

Space-division multiplexing (SDM) has been intensively proposed in recent years to overcome the capacity limitations of the current single-mode fiber infrastructure and to increase the efficiency of optical transmission systems. Few-mode fibers offer the potential of transmitting several signals at the same wavelength over different modes of a fiber with one single core. In this paper, we demonstrate the potential of using few-mode fiber-based SDM systems for long-haul transmission. We analyze system limitations such as mode-dependent loss and Kerr-effect-based nonlinear signal distortions for different modulation formats and distances up to 3500 km. We find that mode-dependent loss poses the major limitation in the analyzed transmission system, masking most intermodal nonlinear interactions.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1382-1388
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018

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  • few-mode fiber
  • nonlinear propagation
  • Space-division multiplexing (SDM)

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Rademacher, G., Ryf, R., Fontaine, N. K., Chen, H., Essiambre, R. J., Puttnam, B. J., ... Lingle, R. (2018). Long-haul transmission over few-mode fibers with space-division multiplexing. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 36(6), 1382-1388. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2017.2786671
Rademacher, Georg ; Ryf, Roland ; Fontaine, Nicolas K. ; Chen, Haoshuo ; Essiambre, René Jean ; Puttnam, Benjamin J. ; Luís, Ruben S. ; Awaji, Yoshinari ; Wada, Naoya ; Gross, Simon ; Riesen, Nicolas ; Withford, Michael ; Sun, Yi ; Lingle, Robert. / Long-haul transmission over few-mode fibers with space-division multiplexing. In: Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2018 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. 1382-1388.
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Long-haul transmission over few-mode fibers with space-division multiplexing. / Rademacher, Georg; Ryf, Roland; Fontaine, Nicolas K.; Chen, Haoshuo; Essiambre, René Jean; Puttnam, Benjamin J.; Luís, Ruben S.; Awaji, Yoshinari; Wada, Naoya; Gross, Simon; Riesen, Nicolas; Withford, Michael; Sun, Yi; Lingle, Robert.

In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 36, No. 6, 15.03.2018, p. 1382-1388.

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Rademacher G, Ryf R, Fontaine NK, Chen H, Essiambre RJ, Puttnam BJ et al. Long-haul transmission over few-mode fibers with space-division multiplexing. Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2018 Mar 15;36(6):1382-1388. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2017.2786671