We report the first experimental demonstration of space-division-multiplexed DWDM transmission of PDM-QPSK channels over a multicore fiber. A total capacity of 56-Tb/s (7x80x107-Gb/s) is transmitted over a 76.8-km seven-core-fiber with a record spectral-efficiency of 14-b/s/Hz.
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B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, "Space-, Wavelength-, Polarization-Division Multiplexed Transmission of 56-Tb/s over a 76.8-km Seven-Core Fiber," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2011, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PDPB7.
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