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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: 145–156

Free-space coherent optical communication with orbital angular, momentum multiplexing/demultiplexing using a hybrid 3D photonic integrated circuit

Binbin Guan, Ryan P. Scott, Chuan Qin, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Tiehui Su, Carlo Ferrari, Mark Cappuzzo, Fred Klemens, Bob Keller, Mark Earnshaw, and S. J. B. Yoo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 145-156 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.000145


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Abstract

We demonstrate free-space space-division-multiplexing (SDM) with 15 orbital angular momentum (OAM) states using a three-dimensional (3D) photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The hybrid device consists of a silica planar lightwave circuit (PLC) coupled to a 3D waveguide circuit to multiplex/demultiplex OAM states. The low excess loss hybrid device is used in individual and two simultaneous OAM states multiplexing and demultiplexing link experiments with a 20 Gb/s, 1.67 b/s/Hz quadrature phase shift keyed (QPSK) signal, which shows error-free performance for 379,960 tested bits for all OAM states.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013

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European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (2013) Optics Express

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Binbin Guan, Ryan P. Scott, Chuan Qin, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Tiehui Su, Carlo Ferrari, Mark Cappuzzo, Fred Klemens, Bob Keller, Mark Earnshaw, and S. J. B. Yoo, "Free-space coherent optical communication with orbital angular, momentum multiplexing/demultiplexing using a hybrid 3D photonic integrated circuit," Opt. Express 22, 145-156 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-1-145


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