We show transmission of a 73.7 Tb/s (96×3×256-Gb/s) DP-16QAM mode-division-multiplexed signal over 119km of few-mode fiber with inline multi-mode EDFA, using 6x6 MIMO digital signal processing. The total demonstrated net capacity is 57.6 Tb/s (SE 12 bits/s/Hz).

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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