Abstract

Universal fiber is an optical fiber that supports both multimode and single-mode transmission. It is a multimode fiber with a mode field diameter of the fundamental mode roughly matching that of a standard single-mode fiber. In today's short-distance communications, both multimode fiber and single-mode fiber are used. Universal fiber can accommodate the needs of single-mode and multimode transmission so that end users can take advantage of the cost and performance benefits of each transmission type. In this paper, we present the design and properties of universal fiber, as well as its transmission performance for 100G systems. We also explore several application scenarios where the fiber can be utilized. In particular, we illustrate how the fiber can be used in 5G wireless fronthaul applications to meet the current needs while providing a path for future upgrades. Testing results and discussions of practical issues are also presented.

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2018 (1)

X. Chenet al., “Multimode and single-mode transmission over universal fiber for data center applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol., vol. 44, pp. 53–60, 2018.

2016 (2)

T. Diallo, A. Pizzinat, F. Saliou, P. Chanclou, G.¨E. Simon, and C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, “Self-seeded DWDM solution for fronthaul links in centralized-radio access network,” J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 4965–4971, 2016.

X. Chen, J. E. Hurley, J. S. Stone, A. R. Zakharian, D. Coleman, and M.-J. Li, “Design of universal fiber with demonstration of full system reaches over 100G SR4, 40G sWDM, and 100G CWDM4 transceivers,” Opt. Express, vol. 24, 2016, Art. no. 18492.

2012 (1)

ITU-T G.694.1, Spectral grids for WDM applications: DWDM frequency grid, Int. Telecommun. Union, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012.

Aupetit-Berthelemot, C.

T. Diallo, A. Pizzinat, F. Saliou, P. Chanclou, G.¨E. Simon, and C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, “Self-seeded DWDM solution for fronthaul links in centralized-radio access network,” J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 4965–4971, 2016.

Chanclou, P.

T. Diallo, A. Pizzinat, F. Saliou, P. Chanclou, G.¨E. Simon, and C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, “Self-seeded DWDM solution for fronthaul links in centralized-radio access network,” J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 4965–4971, 2016.

Chen, X.

X. Chenet al., “Multimode and single-mode transmission over universal fiber for data center applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol., vol. 44, pp. 53–60, 2018.

X. Chen, J. E. Hurley, J. S. Stone, A. R. Zakharian, D. Coleman, and M.-J. Li, “Design of universal fiber with demonstration of full system reaches over 100G SR4, 40G sWDM, and 100G CWDM4 transceivers,” Opt. Express, vol. 24, 2016, Art. no. 18492.

X. Chenet al., “Universal fiber for both short-reach VCSEL transmission at 850 nm and single-mode transmission at 1310 nm,” in Proc. OFC Tech. Dig., 2016, Paper Th4E.4.

Coleman, D.

X. Chen, J. E. Hurley, J. S. Stone, A. R. Zakharian, D. Coleman, and M.-J. Li, “Design of universal fiber with demonstration of full system reaches over 100G SR4, 40G sWDM, and 100G CWDM4 transceivers,” Opt. Express, vol. 24, 2016, Art. no. 18492.

D. Coleman, “Optical trends in the data center,” in Proc. BICSI Conf. Presentation, 2016.

Diallo, T.

T. Diallo, A. Pizzinat, F. Saliou, P. Chanclou, G.¨E. Simon, and C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, “Self-seeded DWDM solution for fronthaul links in centralized-radio access network,” J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 4965–4971, 2016.

Hurley, J. E.

X. Chen, J. E. Hurley, J. S. Stone, A. R. Zakharian, D. Coleman, and M.-J. Li, “Design of universal fiber with demonstration of full system reaches over 100G SR4, 40G sWDM, and 100G CWDM4 transceivers,” Opt. Express, vol. 24, 2016, Art. no. 18492.

Li, M.-J.

X. Chen, J. E. Hurley, J. S. Stone, A. R. Zakharian, D. Coleman, and M.-J. Li, “Design of universal fiber with demonstration of full system reaches over 100G SR4, 40G sWDM, and 100G CWDM4 transceivers,” Opt. Express, vol. 24, 2016, Art. no. 18492.

Pizzinat, A.

T. Diallo, A. Pizzinat, F. Saliou, P. Chanclou, G.¨E. Simon, and C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, “Self-seeded DWDM solution for fronthaul links in centralized-radio access network,” J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 4965–4971, 2016.

Saliou, F.

T. Diallo, A. Pizzinat, F. Saliou, P. Chanclou, G.¨E. Simon, and C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, “Self-seeded DWDM solution for fronthaul links in centralized-radio access network,” J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 4965–4971, 2016.

Simon, G.¨E.

T. Diallo, A. Pizzinat, F. Saliou, P. Chanclou, G.¨E. Simon, and C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, “Self-seeded DWDM solution for fronthaul links in centralized-radio access network,” J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 4965–4971, 2016.

Stone, J. S.

X. Chen, J. E. Hurley, J. S. Stone, A. R. Zakharian, D. Coleman, and M.-J. Li, “Design of universal fiber with demonstration of full system reaches over 100G SR4, 40G sWDM, and 100G CWDM4 transceivers,” Opt. Express, vol. 24, 2016, Art. no. 18492.

Zakharian, A. R.

X. Chen, J. E. Hurley, J. S. Stone, A. R. Zakharian, D. Coleman, and M.-J. Li, “Design of universal fiber with demonstration of full system reaches over 100G SR4, 40G sWDM, and 100G CWDM4 transceivers,” Opt. Express, vol. 24, 2016, Art. no. 18492.

Zhang, C.

C. Zhang, “Optical networking in the cloud and 5G era,” in Proc. Plenary Talk Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf., 2018. [Online]. Available: https://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/news-and-press/ofc-video-library/

ITU-T G.694.1 (1)

ITU-T G.694.1, Spectral grids for WDM applications: DWDM frequency grid, Int. Telecommun. Union, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012.

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

T. Diallo, A. Pizzinat, F. Saliou, P. Chanclou, G.¨E. Simon, and C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, “Self-seeded DWDM solution for fronthaul links in centralized-radio access network,” J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 4965–4971, 2016.

Opt. Express (1)

X. Chen, J. E. Hurley, J. S. Stone, A. R. Zakharian, D. Coleman, and M.-J. Li, “Design of universal fiber with demonstration of full system reaches over 100G SR4, 40G sWDM, and 100G CWDM4 transceivers,” Opt. Express, vol. 24, 2016, Art. no. 18492.

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

X. Chenet al., “Multimode and single-mode transmission over universal fiber for data center applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol., vol. 44, pp. 53–60, 2018.

Other (9)

[Online]. Available: http://investor.finisar.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=933294

[Online]. Available: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/foxconn-interconnect-technology-ltd-announces-general-availability-of-100g-bidi-fiber-optic-transceiver-module-300612099.html

[Online]. Available: http://www.cwdm4-msa.org/

[Online]. Available: http://psm4.org/

[Online]. Available: http://www.viavisolutions.com/en-us/products/ont-100g-test-solution-supporting-40ge-100ge-otu4

C. Zhang, “Optical networking in the cloud and 5G era,” in Proc. Plenary Talk Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf., 2018. [Online]. Available: https://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/news-and-press/ofc-video-library/

[Online]. Available: http://www.cpri.info/

D. Coleman, “Optical trends in the data center,” in Proc. BICSI Conf. Presentation, 2016.

X. Chenet al., “Universal fiber for both short-reach VCSEL transmission at 850 nm and single-mode transmission at 1310 nm,” in Proc. OFC Tech. Dig., 2016, Paper Th4E.4.

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