High-Capacity Transmission Using High-Density Multicore Fiber

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There have been intense research activities on SDM technologies including SDM fibers, MC-, MM-amplifiers, DEMUXs/DEMUXs with record-breaking transmission demonstrations up to 2 Pbit/s. 100 (20 dB) SDM gain, i.e. 10 Pbit/s per fiber will be a short-term goal in order for the new fibers to be considered for installation in the future systems although the far long term demand should be transporting 1 Ebit/s per fiber over 1000 km meaning Zbit/s-km. Cost effective network capability such as ADM and XC should also be investigated based on the new SDM schemes. In the 10-20 years time frame, we need to be prepared for providing more than 10 Tbit/s up to 1 Pbit/s per user. Integration is certainly what makes SDM viable to achieve reduction in cost per bit, energy per bit, and space per bit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference 2017
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Publication date2017
Article numberTh1C.3
ISBN (Print)978-1-943580-23-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 19 Mar 201723 Mar 2017


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

Bibliographical note

From the session: SDM Transmission II (Th1C)


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