Design of Four-Core Uncoupled Multicore Fiber for Next-Generation Inter-Data Center Networks
Keywords:Inter-data centers, Single-mode fiber, Single-mode multi-core fibers, Inter-core crosstalk.
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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