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


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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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: 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-07-10 - 2016-07-14
Uncontrolled Keywords: space division multiplexing,wavelength division multiplexing,multimode fibre,data centre network,Computer Networks and Communications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
ISBN: 978-1-5090-1467-5
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2016-08-25
Accepted Date: 2016-05-01
Authors: Tsekrekos, C.P.
Varithimiadis, N.G.
Kassos, D.I.
Syvridis, D.
Sygletos, S. ( 0000-0003-2063-8733)



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