Title

Supermodes for optical transmission

Authors

Authors

C. Xia; N. Bai; I. Ozdur; X. Zhou;G. F. Li

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

FIBERS; Optics

Abstract

In this paper, the concept of supermode is introduced for long-distance optical transmission systems. The supermodes exploit coupling between the cores of a multi-core fiber, in which the core-to-core distance is much shorter than that in conventional multi-core fiber. The use of supermodes leads to a larger mode effective area and higher mode density than the conventional multi-core fiber. Through simulations, we show that the proposed coupled multi-core fiber allows lower modal dependent loss, mode coupling and differential modal group delay than few-mode fibers. These properties suggest that the coupled multi-core fiber could be a good candidate for both spatial division multiplexing and single-mode operation. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

19

Issue/Number

17

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

16653

Last Page

16664

WOS Identifier

WOS:000293894900101

ISSN

1094-4087

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