PhD Final Defense of Nenad Bozinovic

1:00 pm on Monday, April 8, 2013
3:00 pm on Monday, April 8, 2013
PhD defense: Orbital angular momentum in optical fibers -- Date: Monday, April 8, 2013, 1:00pm, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 339 -- Chair: Ayse Coskun (ECE); Advisor: Siddharth Ramachandran (ECE) Committee: Steven Golowich (MIT Lincoln Laboratory); Luca Dal Negro (ECE); Selim Unlu, (ECE) --- This dissertation studies light with nonzero orbital angular momentum (OAM) in a special class of fibers. The presented results demonstrate OAM states to be long lived over a kilometer length of fiber. Data transmission experiments using these states indicate that OAM could be considered an additional degree of freedom for data multiplexing in future optical fiber communication links.