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Title: Dielectric Broadband Metasurfaces for Fiber Mode-Multiplexed Communications

Abstract

A subwavelength-thick spatial-mode multiplexer based on a highly transparent all-dielectric Mie-resonant metasurface is demonstrated with a broadband response covering major optical communication wavelength bands. The metasurface is employed to convert simultaneously each orthogonal polarization of LP 01 inputs into individual higher-order TM 01 and TE 01 vectorial modes, without the need of a polarization diversity setup. This is not feasible using current mode multiplexing approaches. An LP 01 polarization-multiplexed 51×64-QAM superchannel, with a 10.3 bits/s/Hz spectral-efficiency and total bit-rate of 13.2 Tb/s, is converted to higher-order modes with the metasurface multiplexer, and then mode-multiplexed data is transmitted over a multimode fiber. The results demonstrate the potential application of these metadevice-based mode multiplexers in space-division multiplexed systems.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden)
  2. Australian National Univ., Canberra (Australia)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  4. Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia); School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering,
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1559636
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Optical Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 2195-1071
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Nazemosadat, elham, Mazur, Mikael, Kruk, Sergei, Kravchenko, Ivan I., Carpenter, Joel, Schröder, Jochen, Andrekson, Peter A., Karlsson, Magnus, and Kivshar, Yuri. Dielectric Broadband Metasurfaces for Fiber Mode-Multiplexed Communications. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/adom.201801679.
Nazemosadat, elham, Mazur, Mikael, Kruk, Sergei, Kravchenko, Ivan I., Carpenter, Joel, Schröder, Jochen, Andrekson, Peter A., Karlsson, Magnus, & Kivshar, Yuri. Dielectric Broadband Metasurfaces for Fiber Mode-Multiplexed Communications. United States. doi:10.1002/adom.201801679.
Nazemosadat, elham, Mazur, Mikael, Kruk, Sergei, Kravchenko, Ivan I., Carpenter, Joel, Schröder, Jochen, Andrekson, Peter A., Karlsson, Magnus, and Kivshar, Yuri. Fri . "Dielectric Broadband Metasurfaces for Fiber Mode-Multiplexed Communications". United States. doi:10.1002/adom.201801679. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1559636.
@article{osti_1559636,
title = {Dielectric Broadband Metasurfaces for Fiber Mode-Multiplexed Communications},
author = {Nazemosadat, elham and Mazur, Mikael and Kruk, Sergei and Kravchenko, Ivan I. and Carpenter, Joel and Schröder, Jochen and Andrekson, Peter A. and Karlsson, Magnus and Kivshar, Yuri},
abstractNote = {A subwavelength-thick spatial-mode multiplexer based on a highly transparent all-dielectric Mie-resonant metasurface is demonstrated with a broadband response covering major optical communication wavelength bands. The metasurface is employed to convert simultaneously each orthogonal polarization of LP01 inputs into individual higher-order TM01 and TE01 vectorial modes, without the need of a polarization diversity setup. This is not feasible using current mode multiplexing approaches. An LP01 polarization-multiplexed 51×64-QAM superchannel, with a 10.3 bits/s/Hz spectral-efficiency and total bit-rate of 13.2 Tb/s, is converted to higher-order modes with the metasurface multiplexer, and then mode-multiplexed data is transmitted over a multimode fiber. The results demonstrate the potential application of these metadevice-based mode multiplexers in space-division multiplexed systems.},
doi = {10.1002/adom.201801679},
journal = {Advanced Optical Materials},
issn = {2195-1071},
number = 14,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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