Impact of inter-modal four-wave mixing on the performance of mode- and wavelength-division-multiplexing systems


In this paper, we investigate the impact of inter-modal four-wave mixing on mode- and wavelength-division-multiplexing systems. A set of coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations, including linear mode coupling, is derived allowing to isolate the inter-modal four-wave mixing terms. The efficiency of inter-modal four-wave mixing between degenerate LP modes is found to be significantly higher than the intra-modal four-wave mixing efficiency. However, it is shown that the inter-modal four-wave mixing efficiency between degenerate modes is significantly reduced by the linear mode coupling.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Event Title: 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2015-07-05 - 2015-07-09
Uncontrolled Keywords: few-mode fibres,mode-division multiplexing,differential mode delay,four-wave mixing
ISBN: 978-1-4673-7880-2
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2015-08-13
Authors: Ferreira, Filipe ( 0000-0002-1533-843X)
Fonseca, Daniel
Sygletos, Stylianos ( 0000-0003-2063-8733)
Ellis, Andrew ( 0000-0002-0417-0547)
Silva, Henrique



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