Ultra-high-density spatial division multiplexing with a few-mode multicore fibre
Abbreviated Journal Title
PHOTONIC LANTERNS; MIMO EQUALIZATION; TRANSMISSION; MULTIMODE; RECEIVERS; COUPLERS; SYSTEMS; Optics; Physics, Applied
Single-mode fibres with low loss and a large transmission bandwidth are a key enabler for long-haul high-speed optical communication and form the backbone of our information-driven society. However, we are on the verge of reaching the fundamental limit of single-mode fibre transmission capacity. Therefore, a new means to increase the transmission capacity of optical fibre is essential to avoid a capacity crunch. Here, by employing few-mode multicore fibre, compact three-dimensional waveguide multiplexers and energy-efficient frequency-domain multiple-input multiple-output equalization, we demonstrate the viability of spatial multiplexing to reach a data rate of 5.1 Tbit s(-1) carrier(-1) (net 4 Tbit s(-1) carrier(-1)) on a single wavelength over a single fibre. Furthermore, by combining this approach with wavelength division multiplexing with 50 wavelength carriers on a dense 50 GHz grid, a gross transmission throughput of 255 Tbit s(-1) (net 200 Tbit s(-1)) over a 1 km fibre link is achieved.
"Ultra-high-density spatial division multiplexing with a few-mode multicore fibre" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6221.