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.

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D. J. Richardson, J. M. Fini, and L. E. Nelson, “Space-division multiplexing in optical fibres,” Nat. Photonics 7(5), 354–362 (2013).
[Crossref]

N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, and S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (3)

R. Ryf, S. Randel, P. J. Essiambre, and 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).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (1)

2008 (1)

2000 (1)

B. Mukherjee, “WDM optical communication networks: Progress and challenges,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 18, 1810 (2000).

1992 (1)

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. Spreeuw, and 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]

Ahmed, N.

Y. Yan, Y. Yue, H. Huang, Y. Ren, N. Ahmed, M. Tur, S. Dolinar, and A. Willner, “Multicasting in a Spatial Division Multiplexing System Based on Optical Orbital Angular Momentum,” Opt. Lett. 38(19), 3930–3933 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and 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]

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

N. Ahmed, H. Huang, Y. Yue, Y. Yan, Y. Ren, and 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]

Allen, L.

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. Spreeuw, and 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]

Beijersbergen, M. W.

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. Spreeuw, and 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]

Bozinovic, N.

N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, and S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chandrasekhar, S.

B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and 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]

Dimarcello, F.

B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and 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]

Dolinar, S.

Essiambre, P. J.

R. Ryf, S. Randel, P. J. Essiambre, and 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]

Fazal, I. M.

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and 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]

Fini, J.

B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and 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]

Fini, J. M.

D. J. Richardson, J. M. Fini, and L. E. Nelson, “Space-division multiplexing in optical fibres,” Nat. Photonics 7(5), 354–362 (2013).
[Crossref]

Fishteyn, M.

B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and 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]

Huang, H.

N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, and S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Yan, Y. Yue, H. Huang, Y. Ren, N. Ahmed, M. Tur, S. Dolinar, and A. Willner, “Multicasting in a Spatial Division Multiplexing System Based on Optical Orbital Angular Momentum,” Opt. Lett. 38(19), 3930–3933 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and 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]

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

N. Ahmed, H. Huang, Y. Yue, Y. Yan, Y. Ren, and 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]

Kristensen, P.

N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, and S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Liu, X.

B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and 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]

Monberg, E.

B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and 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]

Mukherjee, B.

B. Mukherjee, “WDM optical communication networks: Progress and challenges,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 18, 1810 (2000).

Nelson, L. E.

D. J. Richardson, J. M. Fini, and L. E. Nelson, “Space-division multiplexing in optical fibres,” Nat. Photonics 7(5), 354–362 (2013).
[Crossref]

Padgett, M. J.

Ramachandran, S.

N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, and S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Randel, S.

R. Ryf, S. Randel, P. J. Essiambre, and 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]

Ren, Y.

N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, and S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Yan, Y. Yue, H. Huang, Y. Ren, N. Ahmed, M. Tur, S. Dolinar, and A. Willner, “Multicasting in a Spatial Division Multiplexing System Based on Optical Orbital Angular Momentum,” Opt. Lett. 38(19), 3930–3933 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

N. Ahmed, H. Huang, Y. Yue, Y. Yan, Y. Ren, and 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]

Richardson, D. J.

D. J. Richardson, J. M. Fini, and L. E. Nelson, “Space-division multiplexing in optical fibres,” Nat. Photonics 7(5), 354–362 (2013).
[Crossref]

Ryf, R.

R. Ryf, S. Randel, P. J. Essiambre, and 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]

Shamee, B.

Spreeuw, R. J.

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. Spreeuw, and 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]

Taunay, T.

B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and 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]

Tomlinson, W. J.

Tur, M.

Y. Yan, Y. Yue, H. Huang, Y. Ren, N. Ahmed, M. Tur, S. Dolinar, and A. Willner, “Multicasting in a Spatial Division Multiplexing System Based on Optical Orbital Angular Momentum,” Opt. Lett. 38(19), 3930–3933 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, and S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and 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]

Wang, J.

I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and 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]

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

Willner, A.

Willner, A. E.

N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, and S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and 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]

N. Ahmed, H. Huang, Y. Yue, Y. Yan, Y. Ren, and 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]

Winzer, P. J.

R. Ryf, S. Randel, P. J. Essiambre, and 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]

Woerdman, J. P.

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. Spreeuw, and 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]

Yan, M.

B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and 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]

Yan, Y.

Y. Yan, Y. Yue, H. Huang, Y. Ren, N. Ahmed, M. Tur, S. Dolinar, and A. Willner, “Multicasting in a Spatial Division Multiplexing System Based on Optical Orbital Angular Momentum,” Opt. Lett. 38(19), 3930–3933 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and 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]

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

N. Ahmed, H. Huang, Y. Yue, Y. Yan, Y. Ren, and 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]

Yang, J. Y.

I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and 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]

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

Yao, A. M.

Yue, Y.

Y. Yan, Y. Yue, H. Huang, Y. Ren, N. Ahmed, M. Tur, S. Dolinar, and A. Willner, “Multicasting in a Spatial Division Multiplexing System Based on Optical Orbital Angular Momentum,” Opt. Lett. 38(19), 3930–3933 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Bozinovic, Y. Yue, Y. Ren, M. Tur, P. Kristensen, H. Huang, A. E. Willner, and S. Ramachandran, “Terabit-Scale Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Division Multiplexing in Fibers,” Science 340(6140), 1545–1548 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, Y. Yan, H. Huang, Y. Ren, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and A. E. Willner, “Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing,” Nat. Photonics 6(7), 488–496 (2012).
[Crossref]

I. M. Fazal, N. Ahmed, J. Wang, J. Y. Yang, Y. Yan, B. Shamee, H. Huang, Y. Yue, S. Dolinar, M. Tur, and 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]

N. Ahmed, H. Huang, Y. Yue, Y. Yan, Y. Ren, and 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]

Zhu, B.

B. Zhu, T. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Yan, J. Fini, E. Monberg, and 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]

Adv. Opt. Photon. (1)

IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. (1)

B. Mukherjee, “WDM optical communication networks: Progress and challenges,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 18, 1810 (2000).

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Nat. Photonics (2)

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The concept of the 2x2 switch. One of the two OAM beams at any input port can be redirected toward one of the output port.

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Fig. 2

Functional block diagram of the 2x2 OAM-based switch. Switching is performed with the help of mode down-conversion, programmable beam-steering, and mode up-conversion stages.

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Fig. 3

Experiment Setup. SLM: spatial light modulator; Col.: collimator; M: mirror; f: lens; BS: beam-splitter; PH: pinhole to select the 1st order diffracted beams; HWP: half-wave plate.

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Fig. 4

Measured BER for modes appearing at output port A for different switch configurations: (a) channels from input port A; (b) channels from input port B; (c) channels from input port A while switch was configured in ‘bar’ state.

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Fig. 5

Measured BER for modes appearing at output port B for different switch configurations: (a) channels from input port A; (b) channels from input port B; (c) channels from input port B while switch was configured in ‘bar’ state.

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Fig. 6

Interferograms of different OAM beams after beam-steering and up-conversion stages. OAM mode order of each beam is shown in parenthesis.

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Fig. 7

Measured crosstalk among different OAM beams after coupling into single mode fiber.

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Table 1 Switch configurations

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