Mode-division multiplexed transmission with inline few-mode fiber amplifier

Neng Bai, Ezra Ip, Yue Kai Huang, Eduardo Mateo, Fatih Yaman, Ming Jun Li, Scott Bickham, Sergey Ten, Jesús Liñares, Carlos Montero, Vicente Moreno, Xesús Prieto, Vincent Tse, Kit Man Chung, Pak Tao Lau, Hwa Yaw Tam, Chao Lu, Yanhua Luo, Gang Ding Peng, Guifang LiTing Wang

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We demonstrate mode-division multiplexed WDM transmission over 50-km of few-mode fiber using the fiber's LP01and two degenerate LP11modes. A few-mode EDFA is used to boost the power of the output signal before a few-mode coherent receiver. A 6×6 time-domain MIMO equalizer is used to recover the transmitted data. We also experimentally characterize the 50-km few-mode fiber and the few-mode EDFA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2668-2680
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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