Is there an optimal basis to maximise optical information transfer?

Mingzhou Chen, Kishan Dholakia, Michael Mazilu

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We establish the concept of the density of the optical degrees of freedom that may be applied to any photonics based system. As a key example of this versatile approach we explore information transfer using optical communication. We demonstrate both experimentally, theoretically and numerically that the use of a basis set with fields containing optical vortices does not increase the telecommunication capacity of an optical system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number22821
JournalScientific reports
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 15

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