Design of Four-Core Uncoupled Multicore Fiber for Next-Generation Inter-Data Center Networks

Authors

  • Jirasak Ponchua The Electrical Engineering Graduate Program, Faculty of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology140 Cheumsamphan Rd., Nongchok, Bangkok, Thailand https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8942-1260
  • Suchada Sitjongsataporn Department of Electronic Engineering, Mahanakorn Institute of Innovation (MII)Faculty of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology140 Cheumsamphan Rd., Nongchok, Bangkok, Thailand https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2357-2365

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13052/jmm1550-4646.1821

Keywords:

Inter-data centers, Single-mode fiber, Single-mode multi-core fibers, Inter-core crosstalk.

Abstract

The increasing demands within and between the data centers used for data traffic has required. Efficient links are important to data center applications for supporting the unlimited demand. Transmission capacity of single-mode fiber (SMF) is limited by fiber nonlinearity which prevents the increasing transmission power and finite amplifier bandwidth. Single-mode multi-core fibers (SM-MCFs) that are expected to overcome the current limitation of optical communication capacity. However, the inter-core crosstalk still has an effect on SM-MCF, which can limit the transmission of the inter-data center. In this paper, the design of four-core uncoupled multicore fiber is discussed for next generation inter-data center networks in order to support the unlimited use of data traffic in the future. The objective of this paper is to determine the appropriate range of core radius and core pitch, which are taken into consideration to reduce the inter-core crosstalk inside the optical fiber. These parameters can be able to improve various constraints to achieve the best multi-core fibers design. From the simulation concerned with the inter-core crosstalk, the experiment results show that the range of core pitch is at 47.5 μm to 50 μm and the range of core radius starts from 4.5 μm to 5.5 μm, that can achieve with crosstalk lower than – 30 dB/100 km for the future inter-data center networks.

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Author Biographies

Jirasak Ponchua, The Electrical Engineering Graduate Program, Faculty of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology140 Cheumsamphan Rd., Nongchok, Bangkok, Thailand

Jirasak Ponchua received the M.Sc. degree in Information Technology major Networking from Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in 2007. Currently, he studies toward the D.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering at Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. His research interests include fiber optic and digital signal processing for telecommunications.

Suchada Sitjongsataporn, Department of Electronic Engineering, Mahanakorn Institute of Innovation (MII)Faculty of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology140 Cheumsamphan Rd., Nongchok, Bangkok, Thailand

Suchada Sitjongsataporn received the B.Eng. (First-class honours) and D.Eng. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in 2002 and 2009. She has worked as lecturer at department of Electronic Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology since 2002. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Research at Faculty of Engineering and Technology in Mahanakorn University of Technology. Her research interests are the mathematical and statistical models in the area of adaptive signal processing for wireline and wireless communications, networking, embedded system, image and video processing.

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2021-11-16

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