Prof. Yang Yue
Institute of Modern Optics, Nankai University, China
Speech title: Vortex-mode-based Communications in Optical Fiber
As a newly explored dimension, spatial division multiplexing (SDM) has been demonstrating great potential to tremendously increase the data capacity in optical communication systems. Recently, optical communications SDM channels carried by vortex modes have gained much attention. In this talk, we will first introduce the basics of optical vortex and its various applications. Next, we will discuss the potential of using vortex modes for SDM in a ring fiber, including mode-division multiplexing (MDM) and wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) of vortex modes with 1.6-Tb/s data capacity through 1.1-km of ring fiber. Furthermore, newly designed air-core ring fiber for supporting 1322 vortex modes and multi-ring air-core fiber supporting a total of 2280 vortex modes at 1550 nm will be introduced. These ring fiber designs have great potential to increase the spectral efficiency and the overall capacity in fiber-based communications systems.
Yang Yue received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and optics from Nankai University, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, USA, in 2012. He is a Professor with the Institute of Modern Optics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Dr. Yue’s current research interests include intelligent photonics, optical communications and networking, optical interconnect, detection, imaging and display technology, integrated photonics, free-space and fiber Optics. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings, four edited books, >50 issued or pending patents, >100 invited presentations. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and an Editor Board Member for three other scientific journals. He also served as Guest Editor for eight journal special issues, Committee Member and Session Chair for >50 international conferences, Reviewer for >60 prestigious journals.