Lixian Wang, Reza Mirzaei Nejad, Alessandro Corsi, Jiachuan Lin, Younès Messaddeq, Leslie Rusch, and Sophie LaRochelle


“We experimentally investigate mode-division multiplexing in an elliptical ring core fiber (ERCF) that supports linearly polarized vector modes (LPV). Characterization show that the ERCF exhibits good polarization maintaining properties over eight LPV modes with effective index difference larger than 1 × 10−4. The ERCF further displays stable mode power and polarization extinction ratio when subjected to external perturbations. Crosstalk between the LPV modes, after propagating through 0.9 km ERCF, is below −14 dB. By using six LPV modes as independent data channels, we achieved the transmission of 32 Gbaud QPSK over 0.9 km ERCF without any multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) or polarization-division multiplexing (PDM) signal processing.”

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Publication:Optics Express
Issue/Year: Optics Express Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 11736-11749 (2017)
DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.011736