Heterogeneous optical networking using orthogonal OAM multimode modulation

Ivan B. Djordjevic, Jaime Anguita

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In order to solve capacity and energy-efficiency problems of future Internet technologies simultaneously, in this paper, we propose the use of energy-efficient N-dimensional (ND) orbital angular momentum (OAM) coded-modulation. The energy-efficient signal constellation is obtained by employing the energy-efficient signal constellation design algorithm. This scheme can achieve beyond 100 Gb/s transmission while employing the state-of-the-art 10 Gb/s technology The proposed scheme significantly outperforms conventional M-ary PAM. The proposed scheme represents a promising candidate for indoor optical wireless communication, terrestrial free-space optical (FSO) communication, data center applications and can be used as enabling technology for heterogeneous optical networking, thanks to its transparency to both free-space optical and few-mode/multimode fiber links.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans
StatePublished - 2012
EventLaser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2012Aug 15 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherLaser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Coded modulation
  • Data centers
  • Forward error correction
  • Free-space optical (FSO) communication
  • Indoor optical wireless communications
  • Intersatellite communications
  • Lowdensity parity-check (LDPC) codes
  • Modulation
  • Multiplexing
  • Orbital angular momentum (OAM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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