We demonstrate the generation of a 1.12-Tb/s superchannel with a net intrachannel-spectral-efficiency (ISE) of 8.6 b/s/Hz, and its transmission over a 76.8-km seven-core-fiber using space-division-multiplexing, achieving a record aggregate ISE of 60 b/s/Hz per fiber.
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X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, X. Chen, P. Winzer, Y. Pan, B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, M. Yan, J. M. Fini, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, "1.12-Tb/s 32-QAM-OFDM Superchannel with 8.6-b/s/Hz Intrachannel Spectral Efficiency and Space-Division Multiplexing with 60-b/s/Hz Aggregate Spectral Efficiency," in 37th European Conference and Exposition on Optical Communications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper Th.13.B.1.