Exploring a new transmission window for telecommunications in the 2 μm waveband

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Kavanagh, Niamh
Sadiq, Muhammad Usman
Shortiss, Kevin
Zhang, Hongyu
Thomas, Kevin K.
Gocalińska, Agnieszka M.
Zhao, Yan
Pelucchi, Emanuele
O'Brien, Peter A.
Corbett, Brian M.
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In this paper, we will demonstrate the possibility of opening a new telecommunications transmission window around the 2 μm wavelength, in order to exploit the potential low loss of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers, with the benefits of significantly lower non-linearity and latency. We will show recent efforts developing a dense wavelength division multiplexing testbed at this waveband, with 100 GHz spacing wavelength channels and 105 Gbit/s total capacity achieved.
2 μm , Arrayed waveguide grating , High capacity systems , Modulator , New wavelength window , Transparent optical networks , Dense wavelength division multiplexing , Fiber optic networks , Optical waveguides , Photonic bandgap fibers , Waveguides , Wavelength division multiplexing , 100 GHz , Hollow core-photonic bandgap fibers , Transmission window , Wavebands , Wavelength channels , Modulation , Optical fiber devices , Optical fiber communication , Optical fiber amplifiers
Kavanagh, N., Sadiq, M., Shortiss, K., Zhang, H., Thomas, K., Gocalinska, A., Zhao, Y., Pelucchi, E., Brien, P. O., Peters, F. H., Corbett, B. & Gunning, F. C. G. (2016) ‘Exploring a new transmission window for telecommunications in the 2 μm waveband’, 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Trento; Italy, 10 - 14 July. doi: 10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550279
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