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Characterization of Fiber Nonlinearity and Analysis of Its Impact on Link Capacity Limit of Two-Mode Fibers

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5 Author(s)
Xi Chen ; Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Univ. of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia ; Li, An ; Guanjun Gao ; Al Amin, A.
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In this paper, we first measure fiber nonlinear Kerr coefficient of a two-mode fiber (TMF) by characterizing the four-wave mixing (FWM) components. Based on the measured nonlinear coefficient, we present an analysis of the link capacity for a two-mode fiber. It is shown that despite strong spatial overlapping of the three modes, the overall capacity approaches three times of that of a single-mode fiber.

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Photonics Journal, IEEE  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 2 )