Abstract

High-speed transmission in multimode fibers (MMF) is becoming attractive for the realization of high-capacity transmission systems at low cost. This paper discusses the theoretical background of MMF transmission and gives an overview on system characterization and existing standards. The authors review latest achievements in component development for highest-speed MMF systems and discuss the challenges on reach, speed, and capacity-extension techniques for next generations of MMF systems.

© 2010 IEEE

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