Communicating Using Spatial Mode Multiplexing: Potentials, Challenges and Perspectives
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
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AbstractTime, polarization, and wavelength multiplexing schemes have been used to satisfy the growing need of transmission capacity. Using space as a new dimension for communication systems has been recently suggested as a versatile technique to address future bandwidth issues. We review the potentials of harnessing the space as an additional degree of freedom for communication applications including free space optics, optical fiber installation, underwater wireless optical links, on-chip interconnects, data center indoor connections, radio frequency and acoustic communications. We focus on the orbital angular momentum (OAM) modes and equally identify the challenges related to each of the applications of spatial modes and the particular OAM modes in communication. We further discuss the perspectives of this emerging technology. Finally, we provide the open research directions and discuss the practical deployment of OAM communication links for different applications.
CitationTrichili, A., Park, K.-H., Zghal, M., Ooi, B. S., & Alouini, M.-S. (2019). Communicating Using Spatial Mode Multiplexing: Potentials, Challenges, and Perspectives. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 21(4), 3175–3203. doi:10.1109/comst.2019.2915981
SponsorsFigure  was produced by Xavier Pita, scientific illustrator at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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