Augmenting data rate performance for higher order modulation in triangular index profile multicore fiber interconnect

Mishra, J. K., Priye, V. & Rahman, B. M. (2016). Augmenting data rate performance for higher order modulation in triangular index profile multicore fiber interconnect. Optics Communications, 371, pp. 40-46. doi: 10.1016/j.optcom.2016.03.038

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Abstract

A triangular profile multicore fiber (MCF) optical interconnect (OI) is investigated to augment performance that typically degrades at high data rates for higher order modulation in a short reach transmission system. Firstly, probability density functions (PDFs) variation with inter-core crosstalk is calculated for 8-core MCF OI with different index profile in the core and it was observed that the triangular profile MCF OI is the most crosstalk tolerant. Next, symbol error probability (SEP) for higher order quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) modulated signal due to inter-core crosstalk is analytically obtained and their dependence on typical characteristic parameters are examined. Further, numerical simulations are carried out to compare the error performance of QPSK for step index and triangular index MCF OI by generating eye diagram at 40 Gbps per channel. Finally, it is shown that MCF OI with triangular index profile supporting QPSK has double spectral efficiency with tolerable trade off in SEP as compared with those of binary phase shift keying (BPSK) at high data rates which is scalable up to 5 Tbps.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical interconnects; Symbol error probability; Multicore fibers; Crosstalk
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/16560

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