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Optical Fiber Telecommunications VA by Alan E Willner, Tingye Li, Ivan Kaminow

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Chapter 8

Few-Mode Fiber Technology for Spatial Multiplexing

David W. Peckham, Yi Sun, Alan McCurdy and Robert Lingle Jr.,    OFS, 2000 Northeast Expressway, Norcross, GA 30071, USA

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge valuable conversations and collaboration with Lars Gruner-Nielsen, Jeff Nicholson, Jinkee Kim, Kasyapa Balemarthy, and Benyuan Zhu of OFS; Peter Winzer, Roland Ryf, Rene Essiambre, and Sebastian Randel of Alcatel-Lucent; and Prof. Joseph Kahn of Stanford University.

8.1 Motivation

8.1.1 Background

Recently, work on fibers designed to support space-division multiplexing (SDM) has been reported, for example see [14]. This work has generally focused either on fibers that contain multiple cores with weak coupling between the cores ...

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