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Wideband and low-loss mode scrambler for few-mode fibers based on distributed multiple point-loads

Wideband and low-loss mode scrambler for few-mode fibers based on distributed multiple point-loads
Wideband and low-loss mode scrambler for few-mode fibers based on distributed multiple point-loads
We propose a new type of all-fiber mode scrambler for mode division multiplexed data transmission based on few mode fibers. By randomly placing multiple point-loads along the fiber length, low loss and wideband mode coupling is obtained amongst all the guided modes. The effect of mode coupling is simulated from a single point-load to multiple point-loads with a specific focus on the insertion loss and wavelength dependence. In an exemplar experimental demonstration we present a mode scrambler for step-index two mode fibers incorporating 150 randomly located point-loads. Uniform mode coupling is achieved over the C band with an insertion loss of less than 1 dB.
Mode scrambler, few mode fiber, mode division multiplexing
1943-0655
Liu, Yaping
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Jung, Yongmin
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Yang, Zhiqun
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Zhang, Lin
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Richardson, David J.
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Zhang, Lin
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Richardson, David J.
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Liu, Yaping, Jung, Yongmin, Yang, Zhiqun, Zhang, Lin and Richardson, David J. (2021) Wideband and low-loss mode scrambler for few-mode fibers based on distributed multiple point-loads. IEEE Photonics Journal, 13 (3), [7100907]. (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2021.3087261).

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We propose a new type of all-fiber mode scrambler for mode division multiplexed data transmission based on few mode fibers. By randomly placing multiple point-loads along the fiber length, low loss and wideband mode coupling is obtained amongst all the guided modes. The effect of mode coupling is simulated from a single point-load to multiple point-loads with a specific focus on the insertion loss and wavelength dependence. In an exemplar experimental demonstration we present a mode scrambler for step-index two mode fibers incorporating 150 randomly located point-loads. Uniform mode coupling is achieved over the C band with an insertion loss of less than 1 dB.

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Published date: 8 June 2021
Keywords: Mode scrambler, few mode fiber, mode division multiplexing

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Local EPrints ID: 450253
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/450253
ISSN: 1943-0655
PURE UUID: 99029503-8888-4dcc-b495-fa8eeb411601
ORCID for Yongmin Jung: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9054-4372
ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 19 Jul 2021 16:37
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 02:53

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Author: Yaping Liu
Author: Yongmin Jung ORCID iD
Author: Zhiqun Yang
Author: Lin Zhang

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