Abstract

A reconfigurable mode demultiplexer based around a liquid crystal spatial light modulator is demonstrated to optically demultiplex modes that share a propagation constant as separate modal channels using a single shared phase mask per polarization for all channels.

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2012 (2)

J. Carpenter, T. D. Wilkinson, "All optical mode-multiplexing using holography and multimode fibre couplers," J. Lightw. Technol. 30, 1978-1984 (2012).

J. Carpenter, T. D. Wilkinson, "Characterization of multimode fibre by selective mode excitation," J. Lightw. Technol. 30, 1386-1392 (2012).

2010 (1)

J. Carpenter, T. D. Wilkinson, "GPU-accelerated holography by simulated annealing," Opt. Eng. 40, 095801-095801-7 (2010).

2009 (1)

M. Shemirani, W. Mao, R. A. Panicker, J. M. Kahn, "Principal modes in graded-index multimode fiber in presence of spatial and polarization mode coupling," J. Lightw. Technol. 27, 1248-1261 (2009).

2005 (1)

A. R. Shah, "Coherent optical MIMO (COMIMO)," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 2410-2419 (2005).

1983 (1)

S. Kirkpatrick, "Optimization by simulated annealing," Sci. New Series 220, 671-680 (1983).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

J. Carpenter, T. D. Wilkinson, "All optical mode-multiplexing using holography and multimode fibre couplers," J. Lightw. Technol. 30, 1978-1984 (2012).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

J. Carpenter, T. D. Wilkinson, "Characterization of multimode fibre by selective mode excitation," J. Lightw. Technol. 30, 1386-1392 (2012).

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

A. R. Shah, "Coherent optical MIMO (COMIMO)," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 2410-2419 (2005).

M. Shemirani, W. Mao, R. A. Panicker, J. M. Kahn, "Principal modes in graded-index multimode fiber in presence of spatial and polarization mode coupling," J. Lightw. Technol. 27, 1248-1261 (2009).

Opt. Eng. (1)

J. Carpenter, T. D. Wilkinson, "GPU-accelerated holography by simulated annealing," Opt. Eng. 40, 095801-095801-7 (2010).

Sci. New Series (1)

S. Kirkpatrick, "Optimization by simulated annealing," Sci. New Series 220, 671-680 (1983).

Other (25)

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003).

P. J. Collings, M. Hird, Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics (Taylor & Francis, 1997).

J. M. Kahn, K. Ho, M. Shemirani, "Mode coupling effects in multimode fibers," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper OW3D.3.

A. W. Snyder, J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, 1983) pp. viii.

H. Buelow, "Capacity and outage of multimode fiber with statistical bends," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper OW3D.2.

N. Hanzawa, K. Saitoh, T. Sakamoto, T. Matsui, S. Tomia, M. Koshiba, "Mode-division multiplexed transmission with fibre mode couplers," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper OW1D.4.

B. C. Thomsen, "MIMO enabled 40 Gb/s transmission using mode division multiplexing in multimode fiber," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2010) Paper OThM6.

M. Salsi, "Transmission at 2$\, \times \,$100 Gb/s, over two modes of 40 km-long prototype few-mode fiber, using LCOS based mode multiplexer and demultiplexer," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. Los AngelesCA (2011) Paper PDPB9.

R. Ryf, S. Randel, A. H. Gnauck, C. Bolle, R.-J. Essiambre, P. J. Winzer, "Space-division multiplexing over 10 km of three-mode fibre using coherent 6$\, \times \,$6 MIMO processing," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2011) Paper PDPB10.

H. S. Chen, H. P. A. Van den Boom, A. M. J. Koonen, "30 Gbit/s 3$\, \times \,$3 optical mode group division multiplexing system with mode-selective spatial filtering," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2011) Paper OWB1.

C. P. Tsekrekos, "Demonstration of a transparent 2-input 2-output mode group diversity multiplexing link," Proc. Eur. Conf. Opt. Commun. (2006) pp. 1-2.

A. Li, A. Al Amin, X. Chen, W. Shieh, "Reception of mode and polarization multiplexed 107-Gb/s CO-OFDM signal over a two-mode fiber," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2011) Paper PDPB8.

L. Gruner-Nielsen, "Few mode transmission fiber with low DGD, low mode coupling and low loss," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper PDP5A.1.

P. Sillard, M. Bigot-Astruc, D. Boivin, H. Maerten, L. Provost, "Few-mode fiber for uncoupled mode-division multiplexing transmissions," Eur. Conf. Opt. Commun. (2011) Paper Tu.5.LeCervin.7.

S. Randel, "Adaptive MIMO signal processing for mode-division multiplexing," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper OW3D.5.

C. Koebele, "40 km transmission of five mode division multiplexed data streams at 100 Gb/s with low MIMO-DSP complexity," Eur. Conf. Opt. Commun. (2011) Paper Th.13.C.3.

B. Inan, "Equalizer complexity of mode division multiplexed coherent receivers," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper OW3D.4.

E. Ip, "88$\times$3$\times$112-Gb/s WDM transmission over 50 km of three-mode fiber with inline few-mode fiber amplifier," Eur. Conf. Opt. Commun. (2011) Paper Th.13.C.2.

J. W. Nicholson, "Higher order mode erbium-doped fibre amplifiers," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper OM3C.5.

Y. Jung, "Detailed study of modal gain in multimode EDFA supporting LP01 and LP11 mode group amplification," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper OM3C.4.

N. K. Fontaine, "Space-division multiplexing and all-optical MIMO demultiplexing using a photonic integrated circuit," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper PDP5B.1.

X. Chen, A. Li, J. Ye, A. Al Amin, W. Shieh, "Reception of dual-LP11 mode CO-OFDM signals through few-mode compatible optical add/drop multiplexer," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper PDP5B.4.

R. Ryf, "Low-loss mode coupler for mode-multiplexed transmission in few-mode fiber," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper PDP5B.5.

G. Baxter, "Highly programmable wavelength selective switch based on liquid crystal on silicon switching elements," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2006) Paper OThF2.

N. V. Wheeler, "Wide-bandwidth, low-loss, 19-cell hollow core photonic band gap fiber and its potential for low latency data transmission," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2012) Paper PDP5A.2.

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