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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 16636–16652

Optical amplification and optical filter based signal processing for cost and energy efficient spatial multiplexing

Peter M. Krummrich  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 16636-16652 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.016636


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Abstract

Spatial division multiplexing has been proposed as an option for further capacity increase of transmission fibers. Application of this concept is attractive only, if cost and energy efficient implementations can be found. In this work, optical amplification and optical filter based signal processing concepts are investigated. Deployment of multi mode fibers as the waveguide type for erbium doped fiber amplifiers potentially offers cost and energy efficiency advantages compared to using multi core fibers in preamplifier as well as booster stages. Additional advantages can be gained from optimization of the amplifier module design. Together with transponder design optimizations, they can increase the attractiveness of inverse spatial multiplexing, which is proposed as an intermediate step. Signal processing based on adaptive passive optical filters offers an alternative approach for the separation of channels at the receiver which have experienced mode coupling along the link. With this optical filter based approach, fiber capacity can potentially be increased faster and more energy efficiently than with solutions relying solely on electronic signal processing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Optical Amplifier

History
Original Manuscript: May 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

Virtual Issues
Space Multiplexed Optical Transmission (2011) Optics Express

Citation
Peter M. Krummrich, "Optical amplification and optical filter based signal processing for cost and energy efficient spatial multiplexing," Opt. Express 19, 16636-16652 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-17-16636


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