Abstract

A statistical theory for crosstalk in multicore fibers is derived from coupled-mode equations including bend-induced perturbations. Bends are shown to play a crucial role in crosstalk, explaining large disagreement between experiments and previous calculations. The average crosstalk of a fiber segment is related to the statistics of the bend radius and orientation, including spinning along the fiber length. This framework allows efficient and accurate estimates of cross-talk for realistic telecommunications links.

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1986 (1)

K. Petermann and R. Kuhne, “Upper and lower limits for the microbending loss in arbitrary single-mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 4(1), 2–7 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

Chi, J. W. D.

Essiambre, R. J.

Feder, K.

Fini, J. M.

Foschini, G. J.

Goebel, B.

Grosso, P.

Headley, C.

Kramer, G.

Kuhne, R.

K. Petermann and R. Kuhne, “Upper and lower limits for the microbending loss in arbitrary single-mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 4(1), 2–7 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Le Bihan, J.

Marcuse, D.

Nicholson, J. W.

Petermann, K.

K. Petermann and R. Kuhne, “Upper and lower limits for the microbending loss in arbitrary single-mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 4(1), 2–7 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Rosinski, B.

Westbrook, P. S.

Winzer, P. J.

Yablon, A. D.

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (7)

K. S. Shanmugan, and A. M. Breipohl, Random Signals (John Wiley and Sons, 1988).

G. Le Noane, P. Grosso, and I. Hardy, “Small, high precision, multicore optical guides and process for the production of said guides,” US Patent 5519801 (1996).

K. Imamura, K. Mukasa, and T. Yagi, “Investigation on Multi-Core Fibers with Large Aeff and Low Micro Bending Loss,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OWK6.

J. M. Fini, B. Zhu, T. F. Taunay, and M. F. Yan, “Low cross-talk design of multi-core fibers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CTuAA3.

J. M. Fini, B. Zhu, T. F. Taunay, and M. F. Yan, “Bends in the design of low-crosstalk multicore fiber communications links,” to be published in the 15th OptoElectronics and Communications Conference 2010.

S. Kumar, U. H. Manyam, and V. Srikant, “Optical fibers having cores with different propagation constants, and methods of manufacturing same,” US Patent 6611648 (2003).

S. Iano, T. Sato, S. Sentsui, T. Kuroha, and Y. Nishimura, “Multicore optical fiber,” in Optical Fiber Communication, 1979 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 1979), paper WB1.

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