Increasing the bandwidth-distance product of multimode fibre using offset launch

L. Raddatz, I. H. White, D. G. Cunningham, M. C. Nowell

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The authors report an improvement of the bandwidth-distance product of multimode fibre by up to 400%, achieved with a novel offset launch technique. This technique excites > 60% of the fibre modes and is stable against environmental variations. Transmission of 2.5Gbit/s over 3km of 50μm multimode fibre is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-233
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 1997


  • Optical communication
  • Optical fibres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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