Spatial division multiplexing

Haoshuo Chen, T. Koonen

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Spatial division multiplexing (SDM) by employing few-mode fiber or multi-core fiber is expected to efficiently enhance the capacity of optical networks and overcome the anticipated ‘capacity crunch’ due to fast increasing capacity demand. This chapter first introduces the advantages and state-of-the-art of SDM. Second, different SDM technologies and key building blocks such as spatial multiplexer, optical amplifier, wavelength selective switch, splicer, connector and digital signal processing block are thoroughly analyzed. Third, commercialized SDMrelated components are summarized and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFibre Optic Communication
EditorsH. Venghaus, N. Grote
Number of pages48
Edition2nd ed
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-42367-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-42367-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
ISSN (Print)03424111
ISSN (Electronic)15561534


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