Non-circular multi-core fibers (NC-MCFs) to accommodate more than 100 cores per fiber are proposed for super-dense space-division multiplexing. The proposed MCFs have the potential for easier splicing/connection and their applicability to highly-dense ribbon MCFs for ultra-high capacity optical transport systems.
- Space-division multiplexing
- Ribbon multi-core fibers
- Non-circular multi-core fibers
Nooruzzaman, M., Saitoh, K., Sasaki, Y., Takenaga, K., Aikawa, K., & Morioka, T. (2018). Non-circular multi-core fibers for super-dense SDM. IEICE Electronics Express. https://doi.org/10.1587/elex.15.20180776