We show that OFDM requires the lowest equalizer complexity for crosstalk compensation in a mode-division-multiplexing receiver. For a 2000-km transmission distance and less than 10% OFDM-specific overhead, the modal dispersion must be below 12 ps/km
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(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
B. Inan, B. Spinnler, F. Ferreira, A. P. Lobato Polo, S. Adhikari, V. Sleiffer, D. van den Borne, N. Hanik, and S. L. Jansen, "Equalizer Complexity of Mode Division Multiplexed Coherent Receivers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OW3D.4.
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