Investigating self-homodyne coherent detection in a 19 channel space-division-multiplexed transmission link

Benjamin J. Puttnam, Jun Sakaguchi, José Manuel Delgado Mendinueta, Werner Klaus, Yoshinari Awaji, Naoya Wada, Atsushi Kanno, Tetsuya Kawanishi

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Abstract

We investigate the performance of a self-homodyne coherent detection (SHCD) system using a 19 core multi-core fiber (MCF) and 16 wavelength-division- multiplexed channels. We show that SHCD, with the pilot-tone transmitted on a single MCF core and information carrying signals on the remaining cores, is compatible with space-divisionmultiplexed transmission, potentially relaxing laser linewidth and digital signal processing requirements due to phase noise cancellation. However, inter-core crosstalk can have an impact on performance and core selection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1561-1566
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 28
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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