Demonstration of a Thin-Ring Air Core Fiber Supporting 22 Stable Angular Momentum Modes

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gregg, Patrick; Ramachandran, Siddharth (Boston University, 8 St Mary’s St, Boston, MA, USA)
Kristensen, Poul (OFS-Fitel, Priorparken 680 Broendby 2605, Denmark)
Golowich, Steven (MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 244 Wood St, Lexington, MA 02420, USA)

A thin-ring air-core fiber design suppressing higher radial-order modes enables supporting a record number (22) of stable spin-orbit coupled angular momentum modes over 10m. Output projection measurements of all non-degenerate modes reveal >18dB purity relative to nearest neighbours.