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Review of Space-Division Multiplexing Technologies in Optical Communications
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2019/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
Category: Transmission Systems and Transmission Equipment for Communications
capacity crunch, multi-core fiber, few-mode fiber, transmission, amplifier, switching,
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The potential transmission capacity of a standard single-mode fiber peaks at around 100Tb/s owing to fiber nonlinearity and the bandwidth limitation of amplifiers. As the last frontier of multiplexing, space-division multiplexing (SDM) has been studied intensively in recent years. Although there is still time to deploy such a novel fiber communication infrastructure; basic research on SDM has been carried out. Therefore, a comprehensive review is worthwhile at this time toward further practical investigations.