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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8808–8814

Transmission of 107-Gb/s mode and polarization multiplexed CO-OFDM signal over a two-mode fiber

An Li, Abdullah Al Amin, Xi Chen, and William Shieh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8808-8814 (2011)

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In addition to the dimensions of time, frequency, complex constellation, and polarization, spatial mode can be the fifth dimension to be explored for modulation and multiplexing in optical fiber communications. In this paper, we demonstrate successful transmission of 107-Gb/s dual-mode and dual-polarization coherent optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (CO-OFDM) over a 4.5-km two-mode fiber. A mechanically-induced LP01/LP11 mode converter is used as the mode selective element in a spatial-mode multiplexed system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2011
Published: April 20, 2011

An Li, Abdullah Al Amin, Xi Chen, and William Shieh, "Transmission of 107-Gb/s mode and polarization multiplexed CO-OFDM signal over a two-mode fiber," Opt. Express 19, 8808-8814 (2011)

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