Exploiting Selective Excitation of Strongly Coupled Modes to Reduce DMGD in Multi-mode Transmission Systems

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Weerdenburg, John van; Uden, Roy van; Waardt, Huug de; Koonen, Ton; Okonkwo, Chigo (COBRA Research Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Antonio-Lopez, Jose; Alvarado-Zacarias, Juan; Amezcua-Correa, Rodrigo (CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816, USA)
Molin, Denis; Bigot-Astruc, Marianne; Sillard, Pierre (Prysmian Group, 644 boulevard Est, Billy Berclau, 62092 Haisnes Cedex, France)

By exploiting strong coupling in higher-order modes, we experimentally demonstrate reduced differential mode group delay by a factor of 3. Comparing LP02+LP21 with respect to LP01+LP11 3-mode transmission, a 27% reduction in equalizer length is shown after 53.4km MMF transmission.