100 Tbit/s free-space data link enabled by three-dimensional multiplexing of orbital angular momentum, polarization, and wavelength

Huang, H. et al. (2014) 100 Tbit/s free-space data link enabled by three-dimensional multiplexing of orbital angular momentum, polarization, and wavelength. Optics Letters, 39(2), p. 197. (doi:10.1364/OL.39.000197) (PMID:24562105)

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Abstract

We investigate the orthogonality of orbital angular momentum (OAM) with other multiplexing domains and present a free-space data link that uniquely combines OAM-, polarization-, and wavelength-division multiplexing. Specifically, we demonstrate the multiplexing/demultiplexing of 1008 data channels carried on 12 OAM beams, 2 polarizations, and 42 wavelengths. Each channel is encoded with 100  Gbit/s quadrature phase-shift keying data, providing an aggregate capacity of 100.8  Tbit/s (12×2×42×100  Gbit/s).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lavery, Dr Martin and Padgett, Professor Miles
Authors: Huang, H., Xie, G., Yan, Y., Ahmed, N., Ren, Y., Yue, Y., Rogawski, D., Willner, M. J., Erkmen, B. I., Birnbaum, K. M., Dolinar, S. J., Lavery, M. P.J., Padgett, M. J., Tur, M., and Willner, A. E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Letters
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:0146-9592
ISSN (Online):1539-4794

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