Suppression of nonlinear distortion in few-mode fibres using strong mode coupling

Filipe M. Ferreira, Naoise MacSuibhne, Christian Sánchez, Stylianos Sygletos, Andrew Ellis

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In this paper, we investigate the impact of linear mode coupling on the efficiency of intermodal four-wave mixing and on the group delay statistics in few-mode fibres. The investigation will include not only the weak or strong linear coupling regimes, but also the transition region between them, the intermediate coupling regime. This analysis will allow to assess the level of coupling strength require to suppress the nonlinear distortion in a few-mode fibre below the level of distortion for single-mode propagation without mode coupling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 21st European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-0296-2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2016
Event21st European Conference on Network and Optical Communications - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jun 20163 Jun 2016


Conference21st European Conference on Network and Optical Communications
Abbreviated titleNOC 2016

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Funding: EC FP7 (619732-INSPACE and 627545-SOLAS); EPSRC (EP/L000091/1-PEACE)


  • few-mode fibres
  • linear mode coupling


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