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.
|Conference||Next-Generation Optical Networks for Data Centers and Short-Reach Links II|
|City||San Francisco, Ca|
|Period||10/02/2015 → 11/02/2015|
|Series||Proceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering|
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- Optical Communication
- Data Center Interconnects