Abstract

Serial transmission of image data through an optical fiber is inefficient in the utilization of the channel capacity of the fiber. Parallel image-transmission techniques, on the other hand, generally limit the transmission length to a few meters. A novel approach is introduced with which two-dimensional images can be efficiently transmitted through a single fiber at high speed. With this approach, images with space–bandwidth products greater than 2000 × 2000 can potentially be transmitted at a rate as high as 40 GHz.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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