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Angle division multiplexing in multimode fibers for optical board-to-board interconnection
Author(s): K.-H. Brenner; R. Klug; Ulrich W. Krackhardt

Paper Abstract

The propagation angle 9 between the symmetry axis of a fiber and the principle propagation direction of a beam is conserved over short distances within a step-index multimode fiber. This conservation behavior can be used for multiplexed transmission by assigning different channels to different propagation angles. Furthermore, due to the reduction of the angular spread in the fiber, the temporal bandwidth is increased compared to multi-mode transmission. To realize this angular coding, suitable optical setups for multiplexing and demultiplexing operations were designed. The experimental results on the transmission capabilities of an angular multiplexed multimode fiber are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10296, 1999 Euro-American Workshop Optoelectronic Information Processing: A Critical Review, 102960E (2 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.365911
Show Author Affiliations
K.-H. Brenner, Univ. Mannheim (Germany)
R. Klug, Univ. Mannheim (Germany)
Ulrich W. Krackhardt, Univ. Mannheim (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10296:
1999 Euro-American Workshop Optoelectronic Information Processing: A Critical Review
Philippe Refregier; Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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