Abstract (40-Word Limit): A Spatial Light Modulator is used to optically demultiplex modal channels on the basis of degenerate propagation constants using a shared phase mask for all channels. This allows groups of modes to be routed to common output fibres eliminating the need for MIMO equalization to transmit 2x56Gb/s QPSK over 2km of OM2 grade 50μm core MMF.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
J. Carpenter, B. Thomsen, and T. D. Wilkinson, "2x56-Gb/s Mode-Division Multiplexed Transmission Over 2km of OM2 Multimode Fibre Without MIMO Equalization," in European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper Th.2.D.3.