Experimental validation of MDL emulation and estimation techniques for SDM transmission systems

Menno Van Den Hout, Ruby S.B. Ospina, Sjoerd van der Heide, Juan Carlos Alvarado-Zacarias, Jose Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Marianne Bigot-Astruc, Adrian Amezcua Correa, Pierre Sillard, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, Darli A.A. Mello, Chigo Okonkwo

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We experimentally validate a mode-dependent loss (MDL) estimation technique employing a correction factor to remove the MDL estimation dependence on the SNR when using a minimum mean square error (MMSE) equalizer. A reduction of the MDL estimation error is observed for both transmitter-side and in-span MDL emulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 European Conference on Optical Communications, ECOC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728173610
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2020
Event46th European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2020) - Virtual, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 6 Dec 202010 Dec 2020
Conference number: 46


Conference46th European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2020)
Abbreviated titleECOC 2020
CityVirtual, Brussels

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Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by the TU/e-KPN Smart Two project, by FAPESP under grants 2018/25414-6, 2017/25537-8, 2015/24341-7, 2015/24517-8, and by the Dutch NWO Gravitation Program on Research Center for Integrated Nanophotonics (Ga 024.002.033).


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