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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Feb. 12, 2012
  • pp: 634–640

Reception of Dual-Spatial-Mode CO-OFDM Signal Over a Two-Mode Fiber

An Li, Abdullah Al Amin, Xi Chen, Simin Chen, Guanjun Gao, and William Shieh

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 634-640 (2012)

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We demonstrate the use of mechanical grating based mode converters to achieve two forms of dual-spatial-mode transmission: LP01 and LP11, and dual LP11 modes. High modal extinction ratio (> 20 dB) is shown for the mode converter within a 10-nm wavelength range. We first present 107-Gb/s coherent optical OFDM (CO-OFDM) transmission over a 4.5-km two-mode fiber using LP01 and LP11 modes where the mode separation is performed optically. We then show 58.8-Gb/s CO-OFDM transmission using dual LP11 modes where the mode separation is achieved via 4 × 4 electronic MIMO processing.

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An Li, Abdullah Al Amin, Xi Chen, Simin Chen, Guanjun Gao, and William Shieh, "Reception of Dual-Spatial-Mode CO-OFDM Signal Over a Two-Mode Fiber," J. Lightwave Technol. 30, 634-640 (2012)

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