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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 25752–25760

Two-mode PLC-based mode multi/demultiplexer for mode and wavelength division multiplexed transmission

Nobutomo Hanzawa, Kuimasa Saitoh, Taiji Sakamoto, Takashi Matsui, Kyozo Tsujikawa, Masanori Koshiba, and Fumihiko Yamamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 25752-25760 (2013)

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We proposed a PLC-based mode multi/demultiplexer (MUX/DEMUX) with an asymmetric parallel waveguide for mode division multiplexed (MDM) transmission. The mode MUX/DEMUX including a mode conversion function with an asymmetric parallel waveguide can be realized by matching the effective indices of the LP01 and LP11 modes of two waveguides. We report the design of a mode MUX/DEMUX that can support C-band WDM-MDM transmission. The fabricated mode MUX/DEMUX realized a low insertion loss of less than 1.3 dB and high a mode extinction ratio that exceeded 15 dB. We used the fabricated mode MUX/DEMUX to achieve a successful 2 mode x 4 wavelength x 10 Gbps transmission over a 9 km two-mode fiber with a penalty of less than 1 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

Nobutomo Hanzawa, Kuimasa Saitoh, Taiji Sakamoto, Takashi Matsui, Kyozo Tsujikawa, Masanori Koshiba, and Fumihiko Yamamoto, "Two-mode PLC-based mode multi/demultiplexer for mode and wavelength division multiplexed transmission," Opt. Express 21, 25752-25760 (2013)

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