Transmission Systems Using Multicore Fibers
Yoshinari Awajia, 1, Kunimasa Saitohb, 2 and Shoichiro Matsuoc, 3, aNational institute of information and communications technology (NICT), Japan, bHokkaido University, Japan, cFujikura Ltd, Japan, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
13.1 Expectations of Multicore Fibers
To overcome the issue of capacity limits in the existing optical fiber communications infrastructure, increasing the spatial efficiency within the available fiber cross-section is the most effective solution. Multicore fibers (MCFs), in conjunction with space-division multiplexing (SDM), are one of the most promising technologies for realizing such an increase in spatial efficiency. ...