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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2008
  • pp: 882–890

Multimode Fiber as Random Code Generator—Application to Massively Parallel MIMO Transmission

Maxim Greenberg, Moshe Nazarathy, and Meir Orenstein

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 882-890 (2008)

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We propose a novel multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) scheme over multimode fiber, acting as a distributed random code generator fed by spatial codes, using silicon photonics in the transmitter and maximum-likelihood (ML) electronic detection in the receiver, providing an alternative to coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) for implementation of ultrahigh speed parallel transmission over short-range optical interconnects. The optical MIMO system utilizes mutually coherent transmission and conventional direct detection with one-bit quantization, facilitating cost-effective application to 100 Gb/s links over < 50 m.

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Maxim Greenberg, Moshe Nazarathy, and Meir Orenstein, "Multimode Fiber as Random Code Generator—Application to Massively Parallel MIMO Transmission," J. Lightwave Technol. 26, 882-890 (2008)

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