OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: 756–761

Reconfigurable 2 × 2 orbital angular momentum based optical switching of 50-Gbaud QPSK channels

Nisar Ahmed, Hao Huang, Yongxiong Ren, Yan Yan, Guodong Xie, Moshe Tur, and Alan E. Willner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 756-761 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.000756


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1202 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a reconfigurable 2 × 2 switch for orbital angular momentum (OAM) multiplexed data-carrying optical beams. The switch can be configured to operate in either ‘cross’ or ‘bar’ state for each of the input OAM-multiplexed channels. The switching operation is demonstrated by operating the switch in five different configurations for the four OAM-multiplexed 50 Gbaud QPSK channels. An OSNR penalty < 2.5 dB is observed for the switched beams.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Subsystems for Optical Networks and Datacomms

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2013
Published: January 7, 2014

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

Citation
Nisar Ahmed, Hao Huang, Yongxiong Ren, Yan Yan, Guodong Xie, Moshe Tur, and Alan E. Willner, "Reconfigurable 2 × 2 orbital angular momentum based optical switching of 50-Gbaud QPSK channels," Opt. Express 22, 756-761 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-1-756


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. D. J. Richardson, J. M. Fini, L. E. Nelson, “Space-division multiplexing in optical fibres,” Nat. Photonics 7(5), 354–362 (2013). [CrossRef]
  2. R. Ryf, S. Randel, P. J. Essiambre, P. J. Winzer, “Space-division multiplexed transmission over few-mode-and coupled-core fiber based on coherent MIMO digital signal processing,” Proc. SPIE 8284, 828402(2012). [CrossRef]
  3. B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, F. Dimarcello, “Space-, wavelength-, polarization-division multiplexed transmission of 56-Tb/s over a 76.8-km seven-core fiber,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (2011). [CrossRef]
  4. J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012). [CrossRef]
  5. I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, A. E. Willner, “2 Tbit/s free-space data transmission on two orthogonal orbital-angular-momentum beams each carrying 25 WDM channels,” Opt. Lett. 37(22), 4753–4755 (2012). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. H. Huang, G. Xie, Y. Yan, N. Ahmed, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, D. Rogawski, M. Tur, B. Erkmen, K. Birnbaum, S. Dolinar, M. Lavery, M. Padgett, and A. Willner, “100 Tbit/s Free-Space Data Link using Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing Combined with Wavelength Division Multiplexing,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, paper OTh4G.5 (2013). [CrossRef]
  7. N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. Y. Yue, N. Bozinovic, Y. Ren, H. Huang, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, S. Ramachandran, and A. Willner, “1.6-Tbit/s Muxing, Transmission and Demuxing through 1.1-km of Vortex Fiber Carrying 2 OAM Beams Each with 10 Wavelength Channels,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, paper OTh4G.2, (2013). [CrossRef]
  9. L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. Spreeuw, J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of laguerre-gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45(11), 8185–8189 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. A. M. Yao, M. J. Padgett, “Orbital angular momentum: origins, behavior and applications,” Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 161 (2011).
  11. B. Mukherjee, “WDM optical communication networks: Progress and challenges,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 18, 1810 (2000).
  12. W. J. Tomlinson, “Evolution of passive optical component technologies for fiber-optic communication systems,” J. Lightwave Technol. 26(9), 1046–1063 (2008). [CrossRef]
  13. N. Ahmed, H. Huang, Y. Yue, Y. Yan, Y. Ren, A. E. Willner, “Demonstration of add/drop multiplexer for 100-Gbit/s RZ-QPSK channels over spatially multiplexed orbital angular momentum modes,” in Proc. IEEE Photonics Conference 2012, 600–601 (2012). [CrossRef]
  14. H. Huang, Y. Yue, Y. Yan, N. Ahmed, Y. Ren, and A. E. Willner, “Orbital-Angular-Momentum-Based Reconfigurable and “Lossless” Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing of Multiple 100-Gbit/s Channels,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, paper OTh4G.4. (2013).
  15. Y. Yue, N. Ahmed, H. Huang, Y. Yan, Y. Ren, D. Rogawski, and A. Willner, “Reconfigurable Orbital-Angular-Momentum-Based Switching among Multiple 100-Gbit/s Data Channels,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, paper OM2G.1. (2013). [CrossRef]
  16. Y. Yan, Y. Yue, H. Huang, Y. Ren, N. Ahmed, M. Tur, S. Dolinar, A. Willner, “Multicasting in a Spatial Division Multiplexing System Based on Optical Orbital Angular Momentum,” Opt. Lett. 38(19), 3930–3933 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. N. Ahmed, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yan, G. Xie, and A. E. Willner, “Reconfigurable 2×2 Switching of Data-carrying Orbital Angular Momentum Based Beams,” in European Conference on Optical Communications, paper Th.1.C.3, (2013).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited