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OAM-enhanced transmission for multimode short-range links
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Paper Abstract

We propose, experimentally demonstrate, and evaluate the performance of a multimode (MM) transmission fiber data link which is based on orbital angular momentum (OAM) modes. The proposed scheme uses OAM modes to increase capacity or reach without recurring to mode division multiplexing (MDM) or special fibers: we first excite an OAM mode and couple it to a 50 m, 100 m, 200 m and 400m MM fibers. We compare three OAM modes and a conventional optical multimode under the same launch and received optical power conditions. The proposed OAM based solution is a promising candidate for the data centers interconnects and short range links that employ the existing multimode fiber infrastructure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9390, Next-Generation Optical Networks for Data Centers and Short-Reach Links II, 93900E (9 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079795
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Anna Tatarczak, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Mario A. Usuga, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9390:
Next-Generation Optical Networks for Data Centers and Short-Reach Links II
Atul K. Srivastava, Editor(s)

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