We present a summary of a procedure for calculating a nonlinear fiber capacity limit estimate for optically-routed networks. We present nonlinear Kerr fiber capacity results for single-mode fibers and discuss spatial multiplexing in multicore and multimode fibers as a way to increase capacity.
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(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
R. Essiambre, "Overview of the Nonlinear Shannon Limit for Optical Fibers," in Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper LM1C.1.
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