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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26986–26995

Encoding and decoding of orbital angular momentum for wireless optical interconnects on chip

Dengke Zhang, Xue Feng, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26986-26995 (2012)

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Beams carried orbital angular momentum (OAM) are proposed for wireless optical interconnects on chip and a full scheme of encoding and decoding of OAM at single frequency is demonstrated with numerical simulation. With proposed structure, beams with OAM order of −3 to 4 are generated and four orders of them (0 to 3) are used to encode and decode data so that the increased data density of two folds is achieved. According to such results, we believe that if OAM is utilized as an additional dimension in wireless optical interconnects, the data density can be significantly increased since the adopted orders of OAM could be infinite in principle. Moreover, such improvement could be easily applied to the existing architecture without any more complex technology.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2012
Published: November 15, 2012

Dengke Zhang, Xue Feng, and Yidong Huang, "Encoding and decoding of orbital angular momentum for wireless optical interconnects on chip," Opt. Express 20, 26986-26995 (2012)

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