Space-division multiplexing has dominated research in optical fiber communication in the last few years. Since the publication of a first focus issue on this topic in Optics Express (Opt. Express 19, No. 11, August 15, 2011), single-fiber transmission capacity has eclipsed the 1 Pb/s mark. All aspects related to space-division multiplexing including fiber, passive components [(de)multiplexer, couplers], active components (EDFA and Raman amplifiers), switching and routing elements (ROADM and WSS), as well as transmission and networking have progressed rapidly. This focus issue is intended to bring together the most up-to-date research in space-multiplexed transmission.
Selected authors will be encouraged to submit their recent work for publication in the focus issue. These papers will present original, previously unpublished work, and will undergo the same rigorous peer review as any other paper under consideration for the journal. Normal Optics Express article processing charges will apply to all published articles.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to Optics Express and must be uploaded through OSAs electronic-submission system (http://www.osapublishing.org/oe/journal/oe/author.cfm).
When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the Space-Division Multiplexing focus issue (choose from the drop-down menu).