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Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB, 6th Edition by Alan E. Willner, Tingye Li, Ivan Kaminow

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Chapter 11

Mode Coupling and its Impact on Spatially Multiplexed Systems

Keang-Po Hoa, 1 and Joseph M. Kahnb, 2,    aSilicon Image, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA, bE.L. Ginzton Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA, 1kpho@ieee.org, 2jmk@ee.stanford.edu

Acknowledgments

The authors are grateful for the contributions of S.Ö. Arık to Section 11.6.3.3. The research of J.M. Kahn was supported, in part, by National Science Foundation Grant No. ECCS-1 101 905 and Corning, Inc.

11.1 Introduction

Recent developments in spatially multiplexed optical communication systems demand a deeper understanding of mode coupling effects in fibers. Spatial multiplexing is being considered for long-haul systems using ...

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