Special Issue "Application of Multimode Optical Fibers"

A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Communication and Network".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Anton Bourdine
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Top Management, JSC "Scientific Production Association State Optical Institute Named after Vavilov S.I.", 36/1, Babushkin street, St. Petersburg 192171, Russia; Department of Communication Lines, Povolzhskiy State University of Telecommunications and Informatics, 23, Lev Tolstoy street, Samara 443010, Russia
Interests: few-mode effects in large-core optical fibers; laser-based high bit rate data transmission over multimode optical fibers; management of differential mode delay; mode division multiplexing; few-mode optical fibers; fiber optic sensors based on a few-mode effects; few-mode chiral optical fibers; few-mode microstructured optical fibers; optical angular moment/optical vortices generation and transmission over optical fibers
Dr. Ilnur Nureev
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Department of Radiophotonics and Microwave Technologies, Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev-KAI, 11, Karl Marks street, Kazan 420111, Russia
Interests: fiber optic transmission lines; fiber Bragg gratings: manufacturing, sensors, and interrogators; addressed Bragg structures; microwave photonics; distributed optical sensors; supervisory control and data acquisition systems
Prof. Dr. Manish Tiwari
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Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur, Dehmi Kalan, Off Jaipur – Ajmer Expressway, Ajmer Road, Jaipur 303007, Rajasthan, India
Interests: fiber optics; specialty fibers; photonic crystal fibers; nonlinear optics; quantum optics; numerical modeling; micro/nanostructure photonic devices; photonic ICs
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Burdin
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Department of Communication Lines, Povolzhskiy State University of Telecommunications and Informatics, 23, Lev Tolstoy street, Samara 443010, Russia
Interests: fiber-optic transmission links; few-mode fiber optics techniques and technologies; nonlinear effects in few-mode optical fiber; high power ultrashort optical pulse propagation in few-mode optical fibers; distributed acoustic sensors; optical fiber cable lifetime predicts on a cable line

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Multimode optical fibers (MMFs) are not associated with only in-premises networks today. Undoubtedly, since the IEEE 802.3z standard was ratified on 1998, laser-based optical signal transmission techniques over MMF have been widely used for short-range multi-Gigabit solutions and have come to be in demand for on-board and industrial network applications, requiring 1 Gb/s and even more bit rates, where silica MMFs with an extremely enlarged core diameter up to 100 mm as well as silica–polymer or polymer–polymer MMFs are used. However, MMFs are also considered an alternative solution for new-generation transport networks, providing extra-high bit rates of hundreds of Tb/s and more. In that context, nonlinear effects occurring in standard silica single-mode optical fibers during propagation of optical signals grouped by DWDM systems become the main issue, and a passage to enhancing fiber-effective areas via core diameter enlargement in combination with the MIMO technique, which is one of the approaches for the decrease or even suppression of optical fiber’s own nonlinearity for telecommunication system signals. At present, mode division multiplexing (MDM) is one of the top new trends in optical networking, which applies spatial mode or optical angular moment (OAM) multiplexing. Moreover, MMFs have many applications outside telecommunications: fiber optic sensors, medicine, fiber optic lasers/laser delivery systems, light sources for illumination, endoscopes, remote viewing, and others.

This Special Issue covers a large scope of research in MMF applications and solicits contributions in, but not limited to:

  • MMFs for telecommunications;
  • MDM;
  • MIMO technique for optical networks with MMFs;
  • Laser optimized multimode optical fibers;
  • Few mode optical fibers;
  • Laser-based multi-gigabit data transmission over large core optical fibers;
  • Fiber optic sensors based on a few-mode effects;
  • Extremely enlarged core optical fibers;
  • MMFs in medicine;
  • MMFs in lasers/laser delivery systems;
  • Image transmission over MMFs;
  • Chiral MMFs;
  • Microstructured and photonic crystal MMFs.

Prof. Dr. Anton Bourdine
Dr. Ilnur Nureev
Prof. Dr. Manish Tiwari
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Burdin
Guest Editors

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