High-Spatial-Multiplicity Multicore Fibers for Future Dense Space-Division-Multiplexing Systems

Shoichiro Matsuo (Invited author), Katsuhiro Takenaga (Invited author), Yusuke Sasaki (Invited author), Yoshimichi Amma (Invited author), Shota Saito (Invited author), Kunimasa Saitoh (Invited author), Takashi Matsui (Invited author), Kazuhide Nakajima (Invited author), Takayuki Mizuno (Invited author), Hidehiko Takara (Invited author), Yutaka Miyamoto (Invited author), Toshio Morioka (Invited author)

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Abstract

Multicore fibers and few-mode fibers have potential application in realizing dense-space-division multiplexing systems. However, there are some tradeoff requirements for designing the fibers. In this paper, the tradeoff requirements such as spatial channel count, crosstalk, differential mode delay, and cladding diameter are discussed. Further, the design concept and transmission characteristics of high-core-count single-mode multicore fibers are discussed. A heterogeneous multicore fiber with 30 cores and quasisingle-mode multi-core fibers with 31 cores are developed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume34
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1464-1475
ISSN0733-8724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Optical fiber
  • Optical fibers communication

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