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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3930–3933

Multicasting in a spatial division multiplexing system based on optical orbital angular momentum

Yan Yan, Yang Yue, Hao Huang, Yongxiong Ren, Nisar Ahmed, Moshe Tur, Samuel Dolinar, and Alan Willner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3930-3933 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003930


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Abstract

We report multicasting data from a single orbital angular momentum (OAM) spatial channel onto multiple OAM channels of equally spaced OAM charge numbers. The designed sliced phase patterns for multicasting are loaded on the spatial light modulator. By optimizing the design of the phase pattern, the power of multicasted OAM channels can be equalized. We experimentally demonstrate multicasting five and seven OAM channels from a single-input OAM channel carrying a 100Gbit/s quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK) data stream.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2013
Published: September 30, 2013

Citation
Yan Yan, Yang Yue, Hao Huang, Yongxiong Ren, Nisar Ahmed, Moshe Tur, Samuel Dolinar, and Alan Willner, "Multicasting in a spatial division multiplexing system based on optical orbital angular momentum," Opt. Lett. 38, 3930-3933 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-19-3930


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