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.
|Title of host publication||2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Sep 2018|
|Event||20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018 - Bucharest, Romania|
Duration: 1 Jul 2018 → 5 Jul 2018
|Name||International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks|
|Conference||20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018|
|Period||1/07/18 → 5/07/18|