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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001953


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Abstract

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.

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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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-17-1953


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