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

Mirco Scaffardi, Muhamad N. Malik, Jiangbo Zhu, Gernot Goeger, Ning Zhang, Charalambos Klitis, Yabin Ye, Piotr Rydlichowski, Veronica Toccafondo, Martin Lavery, Nicola Andriolli, Siyuan Yu, Marc Sorel, Antonella Bogoni

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666043
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 1 Jul 20185 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Electronic)2162-7339

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period1/07/185/07/18

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