Optical Fiber Communications Group
CREOL The College of Optics & Photonics

Professor Guifang Li's groups' work featured in Laser Focus World's Top 20 Photonics Innovations of 2012

The intensity profile of pump and signal modes are shown for a few-moded fiber amplifier (left), along with their normalized intensity profiles as viewed along the x-axis (right).
Laser Focus World: Technology review 2012: Top 20 photonics innovations of 2012 light the way to future advances

"Few-mode fibers. As for fiber-optic communications, taking advantage of the multiple modes in few-mode fibers to achieve spatial-division multiplexing (SDM) is a hot area right now. A group at the College of Optics & Photonics at the University of Central Florida (CREOL; Orlando, FL) has created a remarkable fiber amplifier that has controllable gain for the numerous SDM modes that travel down a few-mode fiber (see "Few-mode fiber amplifiers assist spatial-division multiplexing," Laser Focus World, May 2012; http://bit.ly/L93VVc).

Posted Monday, December 17, 2012

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