In the framework of this project we demonstrated for the first time a mode division multiplexed transmission of a 100 Gb/s signal over 2 modes (March 2011) and 5 modes (September 2011). In 2012, we have designed and characterized an optical amplifier capable of 6 mode amplification. The technology for mode conversion and multiplexing has been packaged in a device.
Number of scientific articles published: 28
–  M. Salsi et al “Transmission at 2x100Gb/s, over Two Modes of 40km-long Prototype Few-Mode Fiber, using LCOS based Mode Multiplexer and Demultiplexer,” OFC 2011, Post-Deadline Paper PDP-B9
–  P. Sillard et al “Few-Mode Fiber for Uncoupled Mode-Division Multiplexing Transmissions”, ECOC 2011, Paper Tu.5
–  C. Koebele et al “40km Transmission of Five Mode Division Multiplexed Data Streams at 100Gb/s with low MIMO-DSP Complexity,” ECOC 2011, Post-Deadline Paper Th.13.C.3
–  G. Le Cocq et al, “Modeling and characterization of a few-mode EDFA supporting four mode groups for mode division multiplexing,” Opt. Express 20, 27051-27061 (2012).
–  M. Salsi et al, “A Six-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier,” ECOC 2012, Post-Deadline Paper Th.3.A.6.
Number of patents filed: 5
– “OPTICAL RECEIVER FOR MULTIMODE COMMUNICATIONS”, EP 2,521,289
– “Method of Optical Data Transmission using Mode Division Multiplexing” EP 2,645,609
– « A multimode optical fiber interferometer », EP 2,538,253
– “Spatial mode gain equalization”, EP 2,533,435 (A1)
– « A monomode optical fiber », EP2,402,799 (A1) gain equalization”
Number of product’s innovation: 1
Thanks to the project, Kylia, now produces a packaged mode converter and multiplexer, which can be ordered with the prototype few mode fiber realized by Draka/Prysmian or with any custom few-mode fiber.
Number of product’s innovation service: 0
Number of projected jobs created: 0
Number of jobs maintained: 0
Number of related companies creation: 0