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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24903–24909

Launch device using endlessly single-mode PCF for ultra-wideband WDM transmission in graded-index multi-mode fiber

Lin Ma, Nobutomo Hanzawa, Kyozo Tsujikawa, and Yuji Azuma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24903-24909 (2012)

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We demonstrated ultra-wideband wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmission from 850 to 1550 nm in graded-index multi-mode fiber (GI-MMF) using endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fiber (ESM-PCF) as a launch device. Effective single-mode guidance is obtained in multi-mode fiber at all wavelengths by splicing cm-order length ESM-PCF to the transmission fiber. We achieved 3 × 10 Gbit/s WDM transmission in a 1 km-long 50-μm-core GI-MMF. We also realized penalty free 10 Gbit/s data transmission at a wavelength of 850 nm by optimizing the PCF structure. This method has the potential to achieve greater total transmission capacity for MMF systems by the addition of more wavelength channels.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012

Lin Ma, Nobutomo Hanzawa, Kyozo Tsujikawa, and Yuji Azuma, "Launch device using endlessly single-mode PCF for ultra-wideband WDM transmission in graded-index multi-mode fiber," Opt. Express 20, 24903-24909 (2012)

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