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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 13123–13128

Broadcast MIMO over multimode optical interconnects by modal beamforming

Amos Agmon and Moshe Nazarathy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 13123-13128 (2007)

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We introduce broadcast MIMO communication systems over multimode optical fibers or waveguides. Based on BeamForming (BF) at the transmitter, decoupled virtual subchannels are provided to multiple uncoordinated conventional direct detection receivers. This optical technique, extending Zero-Forcing BF wireless MIMO techniques to quadratic detection, is applicable to photonic interconnects, e.g. short-reach point-to-(multi)point transmission over MMF, up to rates of 100 Gb/s for distances up to 100 m.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2007
Published: September 26, 2007

Amos Agmon and Moshe Nazarathy, "Broadcast MIMO over multimode optical interconnects by modal beamforming," Opt. Express 15, 13123-13128 (2007)

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