We investigate the impact on system reach in FMF transmission due to MDL from FM-EDFAs. While mode-scrambling can reduce the growth rate of MDL with distance, there may be stringent MDL requirements for the mode-scramblers.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

PDF Article


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription