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Multicore fiber link demonstrating large bandwidth density for future multimode optical interconnects
Author(s): B. G. Lee; C. Baks; F. E. Doany; D. M. Kuchta; P. Pepeljugoski; C. L. Schow
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Paper Abstract

Future fiber systems in computer communications applications must meet growing bandwidth requirements, while maintaining feasible power and cost targets in addition to maintaining manageable volumes of fiber cabling. Therefore, bandwidth-per-fiber represents a critical design metric for next-generation systems. Here, a multicore fiber technology based on multimode graded-index cores is reviewed. A full link demonstration using six cores transmitting up to 20 Gb/s each is achieved between custom transmitter and receiver assemblies, which interface directly to the multicore fiber. The demonstrated technology may provide the added bandwidth per link required in next generation HPC systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8265, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XIV, 826503 (2 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.913282
Show Author Affiliations
B. G. Lee, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
C. Baks, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
F. E. Doany, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
D. M. Kuchta, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
P. Pepeljugoski, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
C. L. Schow, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8265:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XIV
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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