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Demonstration of a parallel optical transmission using angle multiplexing in optical fibers
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Paper Abstract

Angle division multiplexing (ADM) is a multiplexing scheme which is applicable to optical signal transmission through multimode step-index fibers. ADM allows for parallel and high-bandwidth transmission by using passive components, i.e. no external control is necessary. The fiber quality limits the simultaneous optimization of transmission distance, number of channels and cross-talk. This paper reports on first experiments with an ADM based data link over 10 m between workstations with 8 Gigabit-Ethernet channels at a cross-talk of better than -10 dB. For a micro-optical integration of the ADM system design rules and tolerance considerations are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386772
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Ulrich W. Krackhardt, Univ. Mannheim (Germany)
R. Klug, Univ. Mannheim (Germany)
Karl-Heinz Brenner, Univ. Mannheim (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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