A two-span SDM system includes the first ROADM supporting spatial superchannels and the first cladding-pumped multicore-EDFA directly spliced to multicore transmission fiber. For 6×40×128-Gb/s SDM-WDM-PDM-QPSK transmission, BER penalties are <1.6dB in Add, Drop, and Express paths.

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