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High spatial density 6-mode 7-core fiber amplifier for L-band operation

High spatial density 6-mode 7-core fiber amplifier for L-band operation
High spatial density 6-mode 7-core fiber amplifier for L-band operation
We present a high spatial density space division multiplexed fiber amplifier (i.e. 6-mode 7-core multicore fiber amplifier) supporting 42 spatial channels. A high average modal gain of 23.1 dB is obtained in the L-band with an average differential modal gain of 3.2 dB and a minimum output power of 17.5 dBm per core per mode. The total power consumption of the amplifier is improved by a power reduction factor of 0.36 and a fully fiberized optical amplifier is realized in a cladding-pumped configuration. The assembled amplifier is then tested in a few-mode multicore fiber transmission link and simultaneously amplified 42 spatial channel fiber transmission is demonstrated with the highest spatial density and energy efficiency to date.
0733-8724
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Richardson, David
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Mizuno, Takayuki
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Sasaki, Yusuke
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Jung, Yongmin, Wada, Masaki, Shibahara, Kohki, Jain, Saurabh, Davidson, Ian, Barua, Pranabesh, Hayes, John, Sakamoto, Taiji, Mizuno, Takayuki, Miyamoto, Yutaka, Sasaki, Yusuke, Saitoh, Kunimasa, Nakajima, Kazuhide and Richardson, David (2020) High spatial density 6-mode 7-core fiber amplifier for L-band operation. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2020.2976524).

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We present a high spatial density space division multiplexed fiber amplifier (i.e. 6-mode 7-core multicore fiber amplifier) supporting 42 spatial channels. A high average modal gain of 23.1 dB is obtained in the L-band with an average differential modal gain of 3.2 dB and a minimum output power of 17.5 dBm per core per mode. The total power consumption of the amplifier is improved by a power reduction factor of 0.36 and a fully fiberized optical amplifier is realized in a cladding-pumped configuration. The assembled amplifier is then tested in a few-mode multicore fiber transmission link and simultaneously amplified 42 spatial channel fiber transmission is demonstrated with the highest spatial density and energy efficiency to date.

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Submitted date: 31 January 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 28 February 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 437791
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437791
ISSN: 0733-8724
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ORCID for David Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 17 Feb 2020 17:31
Last modified: 31 Mar 2020 04:01

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