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Title: A transmission length limit for space division multiplexing in step-index silica optical fibres
Authors: Savovic, Svetislav
Simović, Ana
Drljača, Branko
Journal: Journal of Modern Optics
Issue Date: 20-Sep-2019
Abstract: © 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. By solving the power flow equation, we investigate the influence of mode coupling on space division multiplexing capability of three multimode step-index silica optical fibres with a different strengths of mode coupling. Results show that mode coupling significantly limits the length of these fibres at which the space division multiplexing can be realized with a minimal crosstalk between the neighbour optical channels. This is most pronounced in silica optical fibres with the strongest mode coupling. The two and three spatially multiplexed channels in the investigated step-index silica optical fibres can be employed with a minimal crosstalk up to the fibre lengths of few hundred of meters and few tens of meters, respectively. These lengths are much shorter than kilometer lengths at which these fibres are usually employed without space division multiplexing. Such characterization of optical fibres should be considered in designing an optical fibre transmission system for space division multiplexing.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.1080/09500340.2019.1660006
ISSN: 09500340
SCOPUS: 85071283475
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Science, Kragujevac
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