Benefits of a coupled-core wavelength-selective switch

Miri Blau*, Dan M. Marom

*Corresponding author for this work

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The system benefits of strongly-mixing mode-division multiplexed transmission extend to passband broadening of few-mode WSS cascades. We design and analyze a WSS with directly integrated seven-core supermodes.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2019
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580538
StatePublished - 2019
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 3 Mar 20197 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F160-OFC 2019
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge the funding by the European Community's Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 619732 (INSPACE). M. Blau gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Shulamit Aloni Fellowship provided by the Ministry of Science, Technology & Space, Israel. References [1] K. Shibahara, et al., “Dense SDM (12-Core 3-Mode) Transmission Over 527 km With 33.2-ns Mode-Dispersion Employing Low-Complexity Parallel MIMO Frequency-Domain Equalization,” J. Lightwave Technol. 34(1), 196-204, 2016. [2] K.P. Ho, et al., “Statistics of group delays in multimode fiber with strong mode coupling,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(21), 3119-3128, 2011. [3] S. Ö. Arık, et al., “Effect of Mode Coupling on Signal Processing Complexity in Mode-Division Multiplexing,” J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 423-431 (2013). [4] R. Ryf et al., "Long-Haul Transmission over Multi-Core Fibers with Coupled Cores," 2017 European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), Gothenburg, 2017, pp. 1-3 [5] D. M. Marom et al, “Switching solutions for WDM-SDM optical networks,” IEEE Commun. Mag. 53(2), 60-68, 2015. [6] J. C. Cartledge et al., "Use of Extreme Value Statistics to Assess the Performance Implications of Cascaded ROADMs," in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 35, no. 23, pp. 5208-5214, 1 Dec.1, 2017. [7] M. Blau, et al., “Channel passband broadening via strong mixing in cascaded few-mode fiber wavelength-selective switches,” Proc. Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (OFC), 2017, paper Tu2C.2. [8] M. Blau, et al., “Mode-group mixing device via complex phase masks printed on fiber tip,” Proc. Opt. MEMS and Nanophotonicics (OMN), 2017. T. Hayashiet al., "Record-Low Spatial Mode Dispersion and Ultra-Low Loss Coupled Multi-Core Fiber for Ultra-Long-Haul Transmission," J. Lightwave Technol. 35, 450-457 (2017)

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