15 x 200 Gbit/s 16-QAM SDM transmission over an integrated 7-core cladding-pumped repeatered multicore link in a recirculating loop

Carlos Castro*, Saurabh Jain, Erik De Man, Yongmin Jung, John Hayes, Stefano Calabro, Klaus Pulverer, Marc Bohn, Shaif-Ul Alam, David Richardson, Katsuhiro Takenaga, T. Mizuno, Y. Miyamoto, Toshio Morioka, Werner Rosenkranz

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    Abstract

    We investigate a complete realistic integrated multicore system consisting of directly spliced components: homogeneous trench-assisted 7-core fiber with a length of 60 km, cladding-pumped 7-core amplifiers, integrated 7-core isolators, and fiberized fan-in/fan-out couplers. We analyze the performance of an in-line repeatered multicore transmission system in a recirculating loop by transmitting a 200 Gbit/s 16-QAM test channel and 14 x 100 Gbit/s QPSK neighboring channels between the wavelengths of 1558.58 nm and 1564.27 nm in a 50 GHz grid. For every position of the test channel within the considered band we demonstrate transmission distances over 720 km.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
    Volume36
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)349 - 354
    ISSN0733-8724
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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