Mode group diversity multiplexing over graded-index polymer optical fiber links

C.P. Tsekrekos, A.M.J. Koonen

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Abstract

Graded-index polymer optical fiber (GI-POF) is considered a suitable medium for inhouse networks. This is due to the flexibility and large core of GI-POF that facilitate installation. The possibility of using mode group diversity multiplexing (MGDM) over GI-POF is investigated. The basic ideas apply, however, mode mixing poses a strong restriction. Furthermore, although the flexibility of the polymer material is advantageous concerning installation, experimental results indicate that it makes GI-POF sensitive to bending and pressing that can seriously affect the near-field pattern at its output end. This influences the transmission matrix of an MGDM system and hence its performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 17-18 December 2007, Brussels, Belgium
EditorsM. Delqué, Ph. Emplit, S.P. Gorza, P. Kockaert, X.J.M. Leijtens
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherIEEE/LEOS
Pages163-166
ISBN (Print)978-2-9600753-0-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 17-18, 2007, Brussels, Belgium - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 17 Dec 200718 Dec 2007

Conference

Conference12th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 17-18, 2007, Brussels, Belgium
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period17/12/0718/12/07

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