OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2003
  • pp: 1953–1959

Multi-mode photonic crystal fibers for VCSEL based data transmission

N. A. Mortensen, M. Stach, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, H. R. Simonsen, and R. Michalzik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 17, pp. 1953-1959 (2003)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1654 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Quasi error-free 10Gbit/s data transmission is demonstrated over a novel type of 50µm core diameter photonic crystal fiber with as much as 100m length. Combined with 850 nm VCSEL sources, this fiber is an attractive alternative to graded-index multi-mode fibers for datacom applications. A comparison to numerical simulations suggests that the high bit-rate may be partly explained by inter-modal diffusion.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 1, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2003
Published: August 25, 2003

N. Mortensen, M. Stach, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, H. Simonsen, and R. Michalzik, "Multi-mode photonic crystal fibers for VCSEL based data transmission," Opt. Express 11, 1953-1959 (2003)

Sort:  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. R. Michalzik, K. J. Ebeling, M. Kicherer, F. Mederer, R. King, H. Unold, and R. Jager, �??High-performance VCSELs for optical data links,�?? IEICE T. Electron. E84C, 629 (2001).
  2. P. Russell, �??Review: Photonic Crystal Fibers,�?? Science 299, 358 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems (Wiley & Sons, New York, 1997).
  4. R. Michalzik, F. Mederer, H. Roscher, M. Stach, H. Unold, D.Wiedenmann, R. King, M. Grabherr, and E. Kube, �??Design and communication applications of short-wavelength VCSELs,�?? Proc. SPIE 4905, 310 (2002). [CrossRef]
  5. S. G. Johnson and J. D. Joannopoulos, �??Block-iterative frequency-domain methods for Maxwell�??s equations in a planewave basis,�?? Opt. Express 8, 173 (2001), <a href="http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-8-3-173">http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-8-3-173</a> [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. Lægsgaard, A. Bjarklev, and S. E. B. Libori, �??Chromatic dispersion in photonic crystal fibers: fast and accurate scheme for calculation,�?? J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 443 (2003). [CrossRef]
  7. A. K. Ghatak and K. Thyagarajan, Introduction to Fiber Optics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Supplementary Material

» Media 1: GIF (682 KB)     

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited