Low-loss 25.3km few-mode ring-core fiber for mode-division multiplexed transmission

Jung, Yongmin, Kang, Qiongyue, Zhou, Hongyan, Zhang, Rui, Chen, Su, Wang, Honghai, Yang, Yucheng, Jin, Xianqing, Payne, Frank P., Alam, Shaif-ul and Richardson, David (2017) Low-loss 25.3km few-mode ring-core fiber for mode-division multiplexed transmission Journal of Lightwave Technology, pp. 1-7. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2017.2658343).


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We report the design, fabrication and characterization of a few-mode ring-core fiber supporting 4 mode groups (i.e. 7 spatial modes including spatial degeneracies). By carefully designing the ring-core parameters, the fiber can support only single-radial-order modes, which enables weak intermodal coupling between higher-order modes and has potential to reduce the complexity of mode-division multiplexed digital signal processing. The low loss (~ 0.3dB/km) and long length (25.3km) RCF is successfully fabricated and they are both records for a ring-core fiber.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/JLT.2017.2658343
ISSNs: 0733-8724 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 402019
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25 October 2016Submitted
25 January 2017Accepted/In Press
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 13:59
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 10:19
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/402019

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