OAM-enhanced transmission for multimode short-range links

Anna Tatarczak, Mario A. Usuga Castaneda, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers XI: Technology, Systems, and Applications. Proceedings
EditorsAtul K. Srivastava
Number of pages7
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2015
Article number93900E
ISBN (Print)9781628414806
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventNext-Generation Optical Networks for Data Centers and Short-Reach Links II - San Francisco, Ca, United States
Duration: 10 Feb 201511 Feb 2015


ConferenceNext-Generation Optical Networks for Data Centers and Short-Reach Links II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, Ca
SeriesProceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering

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  • Optical Communication
  • Data Center Interconnects
  • OAM

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