R&D of 3M Technologies towards the Realization of Exabit/s Optical Communications

Toshio MORIOKA  Yoshinari AWAJI  Yuichi MATSUSHIMA  Takeshi KAMIYA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B   No.9   pp.1707-1715
Publication Date: 2017/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016PFI0018
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue the Past, Present, and Future of Communications Technologies in the IEICE)
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
Keyword: 
optical communications,  space-division multiplexing,  multi-core fiber,  few-mode fiber,  mode-division multiplexing,  

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Summary: 
Research efforts initiated by the EXAT Initiative are described to realize Exabit/s optical communications, utilizing the 3M technologies, i.e. multi-core fiber, multi-mode control and multi-level modulation.