• Chinese Optics Letters
  • Vol. 19, Issue 9, 091301 (2021)
Jiangbing Du*, Weihong Shen, Jiacheng Liu, Yufeng Chen, Xinyi Chen, and Zuyuan He**
Author Affiliations
  • State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
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    Abstract

    To overcome the capacity crunch of optical communications based on the traditional single-mode fiber (SMF), different modes in a few-mode fiber (FMF) can be employed for mode division multiplexing (MDM). MDM can also be extended to photonic integration for obtaining improved density and efficiency, as well as interconnection capacity. Therefore, MDM becomes the most promising method for maintaining the trend of “Moore’s law” in photonic integration and optical fiber transmission. In this tutorial, we provide a review of MDM works and cutting-edge progresses from photonic integration to optical fiber transmission, including our recent works of MDM low-noise amplification, FMF fiber design, MDM Si photonic devices, and so on. Research and application challenges of MDM for optical communications regarding long-haul transmission and short reach interconnection are discussed as well. The content is expected to be of important value for both academic researchers and industrial engineers during the development of next-generation optical communication systems, from photonic chips to fiber links.
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    Jiangbing Du, Weihong Shen, Jiacheng Liu, Yufeng Chen, Xinyi Chen, Zuyuan He. Mode division multiplexing: from photonic integration to optical fiber transmission [Invited][J]. Chinese Optics Letters, 2021, 19(9): 091301
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    Category: Integrated Optics
    Received: Dec. 29, 2020
    Accepted: Feb. 26, 2021
    Published Online: Aug. 26, 2021
    The Author Email: Jiangbing Du (dujiangbing@sjtu.edu.cn), Zuyuan He (zuyuanhe@sjtu.edu.cn)