Abstract (40-Word Limit): We demonstrate multicore EDFA with simultaneous 7-core pump by utilizing small-diameter fibre bundle fan-in/out. We confirm the characteristics with the gain > 15 dB, the noise figure < 7 dB, and the crosstalk < −40 dB in C-band. Seven 10 Gbit/s NRZ data are simultaneously amplified in each core with the power penalty within 0.5 dB.

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