Dielectric Broadband Metasurfaces for Fiber Mode-Multiplexed Communications
Journal article, 2019

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 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) superchannel, with a 10.3 bits s −1 Hz −1 spectral-efficiency and total bit-rate of 13.2 Tb s −1 , 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.


multimode fibers


spatial multiplexing

Mie resonances


Seyedeh Bentolhoda Nazemosadat Arsanjani

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Mikael Mazur

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Sergey Kruk

Australian National University

Ivan Kravchenko

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

J. Carpenter

University of Queensland

Jochen Schröder

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Peter Andrekson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Yuri Kivshar

Australian National University

Advanced Optical Materials

2195-1071 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 14 1801679

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Other Physics Topics

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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