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Multi-element fiber for space-division multiplexed optical communication system

Multi-element fiber for space-division multiplexed optical communication system
Multi-element fiber for space-division multiplexed optical communication system
This paper reviews a novel approach of implementing space-division multiplexing (SDM) based on Multi-element Fiber (MEF) technology. The MEF geometry provides for ultra-low crosstalk between the spatial channels while full compatibility with standard WDM components is maintained. Passive Ge-doped 3-MEFs have been fabricated and characterized and error free WDM data transfer at an aggregate rate of 1014 Gbit/s shown. Also, an Er/Yb-doped cladding-pumped 5-MEF has been demonstrated which enables pump sharing between the signal fiber-elements thereby reducing the number of components in the system. Both these passive and active MEFs have been used to demonstrate an error free SDM system with in-line amplification.
Jain, S.
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May-Smith, T.C.
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Petropoulos, P.
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Sahu, J.K.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Petropoulos, P.
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Jain, S., Rancaño, V.J.F., May-Smith, T.C., Petropoulos, P., Sahu, J.K. and Richardson, D.J. (2014) Multi-element fiber for space-division multiplexed optical communication system. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Austria. 06 - 10 Jul 2014.

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This paper reviews a novel approach of implementing space-division multiplexing (SDM) based on Multi-element Fiber (MEF) technology. The MEF geometry provides for ultra-low crosstalk between the spatial channels while full compatibility with standard WDM components is maintained. Passive Ge-doped 3-MEFs have been fabricated and characterized and error free WDM data transfer at an aggregate rate of 1014 Gbit/s shown. Also, an Er/Yb-doped cladding-pumped 5-MEF has been demonstrated which enables pump sharing between the signal fiber-elements thereby reducing the number of components in the system. Both these passive and active MEFs have been used to demonstrate an error free SDM system with in-line amplification.

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Published date: 2014
Additional Information: Th.A2.5
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Austria, 2014-07-06 - 2014-07-10
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 367557
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367557
PURE UUID: 5a99f12d-325e-4d64-ac7a-edc95e0fe686
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: 08 Sep 2014 10:25
Last modified: 24 Sep 2019 00:58

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