4×10 Gbit/s bidirectional transmission over 2 km of conventional graded-index OM1 multimode fiber using mode group division multiplexing

Optics Express (2016)

Section : Fiber Networks
Publication date: 2016

Authors: K. Lenglé, X. Insou, P. Jian, N. Barré, B. Denolle, L. Bramerie, and G. Labroille

Cailabs (France)


We demonstrate 4 × 10 Gbit/s error-free bidirectional transmission over 2 km of conventional OM1 graded-index multimode fiber using OOK modulation and direct detection. We also perform field transmission to show reach and capacity boosts on legacy multimode infrastructure. Such transmission is enabled by selective mode group division multiplexing, based on multi-plane light conversion over 4 mode groups of the multimode fiber.

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