Scaling multimode fibre IM/DD transmission capacity through spatial-spectral multiplexing

Abstract

Data centre connections can greatly benefit from parallel transmission channels on one multimode fibre (MMF). Shortwave wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) achieves parallel transmission through spectral multiplexing. Furthermore, MMFs offer a spatial dimension that should be exploited to increase parallel transmission, albeit in a cost-effective way. In this paper, it is shown that SWDM and spatial multiplexing can be combined in intensity modulation and direct detection MMF transmission systems that use selective offset excitation and mode-selective spatial filtering.

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@article{Tsekrekos2016ScalingMF, title={Scaling multimode fibre IM/DD transmission capacity through spatial-spectral multiplexing}, author={Christos P. Tsekrekos and N. G. Varithimiadis and D. I. Kassos and Dimitrios Syvridis and Stylianos Sygletos}, journal={2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)}, year={2016}, pages={1-4} }