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Photonic Crystal Multi-Core Fibers for Future High-Capacity Transmission Systems
Kazunori MUKASA Katsunori IMAMURA Yukihiro TSUCHIDA Ryuichi SUGIZAKI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2011/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Extremely Advanced Optical Transmission Technologies and Transmission Optical Fiber Technologies towards Exabit Era)
PCF, multi-core fiber, WDM, SDM,
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This paper describes recent developments of photonic crystal fibers (PCFs), which can realize ultra wide-band transmission or large Aeff, as well as photonic crystal multi-core fibers (PC-MCFs), which have large potentials as future high-capacity transmission lines using Space Division Multiplexing.