The Orbital Angular Momentum of Light for Ultra-High Capacity Data Centers

Scaffardi, M. et al. (2018) The Orbital Angular Momentum of Light for Ultra-High Capacity Data Centers. In: 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON2018), Bucharest, Romania, 1-5 Jul 2018, ISBN 9781538666050 (doi:10.1109/ICTON.2018.8473631)

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The potential of orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light in data center scenarios is presented. OAMs can be exploited for short reach ultra-high bit rate fiber links and as additional multiplexing domain in transparent ultra-high capacity optical switches. Recent advances on OAM integrated photonic technology are also reported. Finally demonstration of OAM-based fiber links (aggregate throughput 17.9 Tb/s) and two layers OAM-WDM-based optical switches are presented exploiting OAM integrated components and demonstrating the achievable benefits in terms of size, weight and power consumption (SWaP) compared to different technologies.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Optical switches, wavelength division multiplexing, optical fibers, data centers, orbital angular momentum, optical switching, space division multiplexing, data-center.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lavery, Dr Martin and Zhang, Dr Ning and Klitis, Dr Charalambos and Sorel, Professor Marc
Authors: Scaffardi, M., Malik, M.N., Zhu, J., Goeger, G., Zhang, N., Klitis, C., Ye, Y., Rydlichowski, P., Toccafondo, V., Lavery, M., Andriolli, N., Yu, S., Sorel, M., and Bogoni, A.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
671091ROAM - Revolutionising Optical Fibre Transmission and Networking Using the Orbital Angular Momentum of LightMarc SorelEuropean Commission (EC)645361ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG