Improving single mode transmission performance using few-mode fibers and space-time coding

R.G.H. Uden, van, C.M. Okonkwo, H. Chen, H. Waardt, de, A.M.J. Koonen

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Space-time block codes can extend the optical signal to noise ratio tolerance in multiple-input multiple-output optical coherent spatial division multiplexing transmission systems with respect to single-mode transmission performance. The OSNR tolerance gain is achieved through exploiting the spatial diversity few-mode-fibers offer. An OSNR gain of 3.2, 4.1, 4.9, and 6.8 dB at the hard-decision forward error correcting limit with respect to single mode fiber back-to-back performance is shown for DP-OPSK, 8,16, and 32 DP-QAM~ respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter, November 25-26, 2013, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
EditorsX.J.M. Leijtens, D. Pustakhod
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
ISBN (Print)978-90-386-3512-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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