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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 13810–13824

Perspectives of principal mode transmission in mode-division-multiplex operation

Adrian A. Juarez, Christian A. Bunge, Stefan Warm, and Klaus Petermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 13810-13824 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.013810


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Abstract

We investigate the concept of principal modes and its application for mode division multiplexing in multimode fibers. We start by generalizing the formalism of the principal modes as to include mode dependent loss and show that principal modes overcome modal dispersion induced by modal coupling in mode division multiplexing operation, even for multi-mode-fibers guiding a large number of modes, if the product of modulation bandwidth, fiber length and differential group delay is equal or less than one in each transmission channel. If this condition is not sustained, modal dispersion and crosstalk at the receiver limit the transmission performance, setting very high constraints towards modal coupling.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2012
Published: June 6, 2012

Citation
Adrian A. Juarez, Christian A. Bunge, Stefan Warm, and Klaus Petermann, "Perspectives of principal mode transmission in mode-division-multiplex operation," Opt. Express 20, 13810-13824 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-13810


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