Chapter 13

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,,,

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. ...

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