Polarization division multiplexed 2x10-Gbps transmissions over 10-km long holey fiber in 1.0-μm waveband photonic transport system

Naokatsu Yamamoto*, Atsushi Kanno, Kouichi Akahane, Tetsuya Kawanishi, Yu Omigawa, Yasuaki Kurata, Hideyuki Sotobayashi

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Photonic transport systems in the C+L bands have been extensively employed in conventional networks. The continuously expanding demand for greater photonic network capacities has created the need for the use of additional wavebands to strengthen the transmission capacities. We recently focused on the use of a novel wavelength band such as 1.0-μm (thousand band: T band), together with the conventional C and L bands, to enhance the usable optical frequency resources in future photonic networks employing waveband division multiplexing. Furthermore, we successfully demonstrated an ultra-broadband T-band photonic transport system using a holey fiber (HF) transmission line to create a wide range of usable optical frequency resources over 8.4 THz (wavelength range: 1037-1068 nm). In constructing an ultra-broadband photonic transport system for the T, C, and L bands, HF is considered to be a great candidate for an ultra-broadband and high-capacity data transmission line. In this study, we demonstrated a polarization division multiplexing (PDM) photonic transport system for doubling the optical frequency resources in the T band. Error-free PDM photonic transmissions in the T band with a clear eye opening at 10 Gb/s were successfully achieved over a long distance using an 11.4-km HF transmission line for the first time. To upgrade the present photonic network system, we believe the technologies of the demonstrated T-band PDM, together with WDM photonic transport systems using the >10-km long HF transmission line, represent a pioneering breakthrough in the use of ultra-broadband optical frequency resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IV
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IV - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Jan 242012 Jan 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • 1.0-μm waveband
  • Optical frequency resource
  • holey fiber
  • photonic network capacity
  • polarization division multiplexing
  • thousand band
  • ultra-broadband photonic transport system
  • wavelength division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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