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Worst crosstalk analysis in heterogeneous and trench assisted heterogeneous multicore fiber for different core counts and layouts

  • Umar FarooqueEmail author
  • Dharmendra Kumar Singh
  • Rakesh Ranjan
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Abstract

In order to obtain appreciably low worst crosstalk level in high core count multicore fiber, heterogeneous MCF with different core configurations and layouts have been investigated analytically using coupled mode equation. The variations in worst crosstalk behavior with respect to the bending radius, core configurations, core layouts, and outer cladding thickness have been analyzed. Further, the core count dependent variations in worst crosstalk level, core pitch, and peak bending radius in different core layouts have been presented. It has been observed that the selection of core configuration, core layout, and outer cladding thickness have significant impact on the reduction in worst crosstalk level. For example, in 12-core normal-index heterogeneous MCF with SLS structure, the core Configuration 1 can provide the worst crosstalk level reduced by 7.09 dB and 16.92 dB in comparison to the other two core configurations, i.e., Configuration 2, and Configuration 3, respectively. Further, for the same core count with TA Configuration 1, SLS core layout can achieve the reduced worst crosstalk level in comparison with circular ORS and DRS, hexagonal ORS and DRS respectively by 24.62 dB, 25.86 dB, 28.87 dB and 30.64 dB.

Keywords

Crosstalk Heterogeneous Trench assisted Core layouts Outer cladding thickness Peak bending radius 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research work is a part of Early Career Research Award project (ECR/2017/000735) sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. We also thank to National Institute of Technology Patna, Bihar, India and Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India and Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme, MeitY, Govt. of India for providing the immense support and encouragement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Umar Farooque
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Dharmendra Kumar Singh
    • 1
  • Rakesh Ranjan
    • 1
  1. 1.Optical Fiber Communication and Photonics Laboratory, Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyPatnaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringMuzaffarpur Institute of TechnologyMuzaffarpurIndia

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