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Multi-element fiber for space-division multiplexing

Multi-element fiber for space-division multiplexing
Multi-element fiber for space-division multiplexing
A novel approach of using multi-element fiber (MEF) technology in space-division multiplexing (SDM) systems is presented. This paper reviews the progress in fabrication and characterization of MEF based both ultra-low crosstalk transmission and amplifier fibers. Passive 3-element MEFs have been successfully demonstrated for application in telecommunications. An active 5-element MEF amplifier has also been demonstrated in a novel multi-port cladding-pumped configuration, in which a central un-doped multi-mode pump fiber-element is surrounded by four Er/Yb-doped active fiber-elements. MEF is compatible with current WDM systems, and there is no need to develop specialized multiplexing/demultiplexing components. Moreover, it offers a smooth upgrade to SDM systems.
SDM, MEF, EDFA, multi-port amplifier, transmission, fiber, cladding-pump, split C+L-band amplifier
Sahu, J.K.
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Jain, S.
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Rancaño, V.J.F.
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May-Smith, T.C.
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Webb, A.
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Petropoulos, P.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Jain, S.
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Rancaño, V.J.F.
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May-Smith, T.C.
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Webb, A.
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Petropoulos, P.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Sahu, J.K., Jain, S., Rancaño, V.J.F., May-Smith, T.C., Webb, A., Petropoulos, P. and Richardson, D.J. (2014) Multi-element fiber for space-division multiplexing. SPIE Photonics West 2014, San Francisco, United States. 01 - 06 Feb 2014. 11 pp . (doi:10.1117/12.2044334).

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A novel approach of using multi-element fiber (MEF) technology in space-division multiplexing (SDM) systems is presented. This paper reviews the progress in fabrication and characterization of MEF based both ultra-low crosstalk transmission and amplifier fibers. Passive 3-element MEFs have been successfully demonstrated for application in telecommunications. An active 5-element MEF amplifier has also been demonstrated in a novel multi-port cladding-pumped configuration, in which a central un-doped multi-mode pump fiber-element is surrounded by four Er/Yb-doped active fiber-elements. MEF is compatible with current WDM systems, and there is no need to develop specialized multiplexing/demultiplexing components. Moreover, it offers a smooth upgrade to SDM systems.

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Published date: February 2014
Additional Information: 9009
Venue - Dates: SPIE Photonics West 2014, San Francisco, United States, 2014-02-01 - 2014-02-06
Keywords: SDM, MEF, EDFA, multi-port amplifier, transmission, fiber, cladding-pump, split C+L-band amplifier
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 363312
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/363312
PURE UUID: 2af8df80-cc18-4127-800d-020483b1440c
ORCID for P. Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 21 Mar 2014 12:27
Last modified: 07 Aug 2019 00:53

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