Mode-Division Multiplexing has grown remarkably over the last few years. MDM involves using the different modes of few- or multi-mode optical fibers as unique data channels such that the capacity of the optical fiber can be scaled. One of the key challenges with this approach is finding a practical way of actually exciting and separating the fiber modes.
The mode multiplexers developed by Modular Photonics overcome this challenge with market-leading performance. They are completely compatible with existing multimode fiber networks in Data Centers. They can also be used for Research & Teaching into mode-division multiplexing, fiber sensing and nonlinear optics.
The LPMUX series of multiplexers are based on integrated tapered mode couplers allowing for several standard single-mode inputs to be converted into the individual LP modes of a few- or multi-mode fiber. The LPMUX series of mode multiplexers allow for low loss, high mode-selectivity and ultra-wideband performance beyond the telecomm bands. The entry-level LPMUX3 multiplexer can be used for multiplexing or demultiplexing of the LP01, LP11a and LP11b modes. The devices can be used for mode-division multiplexing of existing multimode fiber in Data Centers to increase bandwidth.
Modular Photonics products are assembled using industry standard alignment processes, allowing for reliable and low-loss connections for operation in telecoms environments.
Note: Devices operating within custom wavelength ranges can also be ordered (between 600 -1700 nm).
The LPMUX Series of compact mode multiplexers.
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Modular Photonics also offers rack-based solutions (see LPMUX-R Series).