Abstract

The largest complete mode transfer matrix of a fiber is measured consisting of 110 spatial and polarization modes. This matrix is then inverted and the pattern required to produce a desired output at the receiver are launched at the transmitter.

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Carpenter, J.

Cižmár, T.

Dholakia, K.

Farahi, S.

Kahn, J. M.

Mahalati, R. N.

Moser, C.

Papadopoulos, I. N.

Psaltis, D.

Thomsen, B. C.

Wilde, J. P.

Wilkinson, T. D.

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R. Ryf, S. Randel, N. K. Fontaine, M. Montoliu, E. Burrows, S. Chandrasekhar, A. H. Gnauck, C. Xie, R. Essiambre, P. Winzer, R. Delbue, P. Pupalaikis, A. Sureka, Y. Sun, L. Gruner-Nielsen, R. V. Jensen, and R. Lingle, “32-bit/s/Hz spectral efficiency WDM transmission over 177-km few-mode fiber,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper PDP5A.1.

C. Koebele, M. Salsi, L. Milord, R. Ryf, C. A. Bolle, P. Sillard, S. Bigo, and G. Charlet, “40km transmission of five mode division multiplexed data streams at 100Gb/s with low MIMO-DSP complexity,” in 37th European Conference and Exposition on Optical Communications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper Th.13.C.3.
[CrossRef]

X. Chen, A. Li, J. Ye, A. Al Amin, and W. Shieh, “Reception of dual-LP11-mode CO-OFDM signals through few-mode compatible optical add/drop multiplexer,” in National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper PDP5B.4.

N. K. Fontaine, C. R. Doerr, M. A. Mestre, R. Ryf, P. Winzer, L. Buhl, Y. Sun, X. Jiang, and R. Lingle, “Space-division multiplexing and all-optical MIMO demultiplexing using a photonic integrated circuit,” in National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper PDP5B.1.

N. K. Fontaine, R. Ryf, M. A. Mestre, B. Guan, X. Palou, S. Randel, S. Yi, L. Gruner-Nielsen, R. V. Jensen, and R. Lingle, “Characterization of space-division multiplexing systems using a swept-wavelength interferometer,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper OW1K.2.
[CrossRef]

N. K. Fontaine and R. Ryf, “Characterization of mode-dependent loss of laser inscribed photonic lanterns for space division multiplexing systems,” in 2013 18th OptoElectronics and Communications Conference held jointly with 2013 International Conference on Photonics in Switching (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper MR2_2.

R. Ryf, N. K. Fontaine, R. Essiambre, “Spot-based mode coupler for mode-multiplexed transmission in few-mode fiber,” in Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series, 2012 IEEE, 199–200, 9–11 July 2012.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The mode decomposition and mode generation setup. The asterisk marks the place at which the beam is sampled by the polarization diverse imaging system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Amplitude of the mode transfer matrix for all 110 modes. (b) Singular values of that mode transfer matrix representing mode dependent loss.

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Fig. 3

Mode distribution at the receiver due to (a) a horizontally polarized OAM 1 launch and (b) due to a launch designed to create an OAM 1 at the receiver.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Theoretical intensity and phase distribution launch required to generate a vertically polarized LP0,5 mode (b) Corresponding distribution observed on camera. Example for various mode combinations (c) OAM 8 H (d) LP2,2 V (e) LP0,4 H, LP4,2 V

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