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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 16653–16664

Supermodes for optical transmission

Cen Xia, Neng Bai, Ibrahim Ozdur, Xiang Zhou, and Guifang Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 16653-16664 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.016653


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Abstract

In this paper, the concept of supermode is introduced for long-distance optical transmission systems. The supermodes exploit coupling between the cores of a multi-core fiber, in which the core-to-core distance is much shorter than that in conventional multi-core fiber. The use of supermodes leads to a larger mode effective area and higher mode density than the conventional multi-core fiber. Through simulations, we show that the proposed coupled multi-core fiber allows lower modal dependent loss, mode coupling and differential modal group delay than few-mode fibers. These properties suggest that the coupled multi-core fiber could be a good candidate for both spatial division multiplexing and single-mode operation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Optical Fiber

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

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Space Multiplexed Optical Transmission (2011) Optics Express

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Cen Xia, Neng Bai, Ibrahim Ozdur, Xiang Zhou, and Guifang Li, "Supermodes for optical transmission," Opt. Express 19, 16653-16664 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-17-16653


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