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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22834–22846

Expressions for the nonlinear transmission performance of multi-mode optical fiber

A. D. Ellis, N. Mac Suibhne, F. C. Garcia Gunning, and S. Sygletos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22834-22846 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022834


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Abstract

We develop an analytical theory which allows us to identify the information spectral density limits of multimode optical fiber transmission systems. Our approach takes into account the Kerr-effect induced interactions of the propagating spatial modes and derives closed-form expressions for the spectral density of the corresponding nonlinear distortion. Experimental characterization results have confirmed the accuracy of the proposed models. Application of our theory in different FMF transmission scenarios has predicted a ~10% variation in total system throughput due to changes associated with inter-mode nonlinear interactions, in agreement with an observed 3dB increase in nonlinear noise power spectral density for a graded index four LP mode fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2013
Published: September 20, 2013

Citation
A. D. Ellis, N. Mac Suibhne, F. C. Garcia Gunning, and S. Sygletos, "Expressions for the nonlinear transmission performance of multi-mode optical fiber," Opt. Express 21, 22834-22846 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22834


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