32-core Inline Multicore Fiber Amplifier for Dense Space Division Multiplexed TransmissionSystems

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2016 Post Deadline

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Authors:
Jain, Saurabh; Jung, Yongmin; Kang, Q.; Hayes, John R.; Petrovich, Marco N.; Bai, Guocai; Alam, Shaif-ul; Richardson, David J. (Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK)
Mizuno, Takayuki; Ono, Hirotaka; Shibahara, Kohki; Sano, Akihide; Isoda, Akira; Miyamoto, Ytaka (NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Japan)
Sasaki, Yusuke; Amma, Yoshimichi; Takenaga, Katsuhiro; Aikawa, Kazuhiko (Fujikura Ltd., 1440, Mutsuzaki, Sakura, Chiba, 285-8550, Japan)
Castro, Carlos; Pulverer, Klaus (Coriant R&D GmbH, St.-Martin-Str 76, 81541 Munich, Germany)
Nooruzzaman, Md; Morioka, Toshio (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

Abstract:
We present a high-core-count SDM amplifier, i.e. 32-core multicore-fiber amplifier, in a cladding-pumped configuration. An average gain of 17dB and NF of 7dB is obtained for -5dBm input signal power in the wavelength range 1544nm-1564nm.