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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18097–18110

LCoS-based mode shaper for few-mode fiber

Johannes von Hoyningen-Huene, Roland Ryf, and Peter Winzer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18097-18110 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.018097


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Abstract

Spatial light modulation can be used to address specific fiber modes, as required in mode-division multiplexed systems. We theoretically compare phase-only spatial light modulation to a combination of amplitude and phase spatial light modulation in terms of insertion loss and crosstalk for a fiber supporting 11 LP modes. We experimentally demonstrate selective mode excitation using a Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulator configured to as phase and amplitude modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2013
Published: July 19, 2013

Citation
Johannes von Hoyningen-Huene, Roland Ryf, and Peter Winzer, "LCoS-based mode shaper for few-mode fiber," Opt. Express 21, 18097-18110 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-15-18097


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