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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 949–959

Crosstalk in multicore fibers with randomness: gradual drift vs. short-length variations

John M. Fini, Benyuan Zhu, Thierry F. Taunay, Man F. Yan, and Kazi S. Abedin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 949-959 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.000949


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Abstract

Random perturbations play an important role in the crosstalk of multicore fibers, and can be captured by statistical coupled-mode calculations. In this approach, phase matching contributes a multiplicative factor to the average crosstalk, depending on the perturbation statistics and any intentional heterogeneity of neighboring cores. The impact of perturbations is shown to be qualitatively different depending on whether they are gradually varying, or have short-length (centimeter-scale) variations. This insight implies a novel crosstalk suppression strategy: fast modulation of a bend perturbation by spinning the fiber can disrupt the bend-induced phase matching.

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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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2011
Published: January 4, 2012

Citation
John M. Fini, Benyuan Zhu, Thierry F. Taunay, Man F. Yan, and Kazi S. Abedin, "Crosstalk in multicore fibers with randomness: gradual drift vs. short-length variations," Opt. Express 20, 949-959 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-2-949


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