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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11117–11122

Seven-core multicore fiber transmissions for passive optical network

B. Zhu, T. F. Taunay, M. F. Yan, J. M. Fini, M. Fishteyn, E. M. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11117-11122 (2010)

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We design and fabricate a novel multicore fiber (MCF), with seven cores arranged in a hexagonal array. The fiber properties of MCF including low crosstalk, attenuation and splice loss are described. A new tapered MCF connector (TMC), showing ultra-low crosstalk and losses, is also designed and fabricated for coupling the individual signals in-and-out of the MCF. We further propose a novel network configuration using parallel transmissions with the MCF and TMC for passive optical network (PON). To the best of our knowledge, we demonstrate the first bi-directional parallel transmissions of 1310nm and 1490nm signals over 11.3-km of seven-core MCF with 64-way splitter for PON.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2010
Published: May 11, 2010

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B. Zhu, T. F. Taunay, M. F. Yan, J. M. Fini, M. Fishteyn, E. M. Monberg, and F. V. Dimarcello, "Seven-core multicore fiber transmissions for passive optical network," Opt. Express 18, 11117-11122 (2010)

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