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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 4885–4894

Electronic Equalization of Multikilometer 10-Gb/s Multimode Fiber Links: Mode-Coupling Effects

Kasyapa Balemarthy, Arup Polley, and Stephen E. Ralph

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 24, Issue 12, pp. 4885-4894 (2006)


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Abstract

This paper investigates the ability of electronic equalization to compensate for modal dispersion in the presence of mode coupling in multimode fibers (MMFs) at 10 Gb/s. Using a new time-domain experimental method, mode coupling is quantified in MMF. These results, together with a comprehensive link model, allow to determine the impact of mode coupling on the performance of MMF. The equalizer performance on links from 300 m to 8 km is quantified with and without modal coupling. It is shown that the mode-coupling effects are influenced by the specific index profile and increase the equalizer penalty by as much as 1 dBo for 1-km links and 2.3 dBo for 2-km links when using a standard model of fiber profiles at 1310 nm.

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Kasyapa Balemarthy, Arup Polley, and Stephen E. Ralph, "Electronic Equalization of Multikilometer 10-Gb/s Multimode Fiber Links: Mode-Coupling Effects," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4885-4894 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-24-12-4885


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