OWC with vortex beams in data center networks

Judy Kupferman, Shlomi Arnon

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Abstract

Data centers are a key building block in the rapidly growing area of internet technology. A typical data center has tens of thousands of servers, and communication between them must be flexible and robust. Vortex light beams have orbital angular momentum and can provide a useful and flexible method for optical wireless communication in data centers. Vortex beams can be generated with orbital angular momentum but independent of polarization, and used in a multiplexed system. We propose a multiplexing vortex system to increase the communication capacity using optical wireless communication for data center networks. We then evaluate performance. This paper is intended for use as an engineering guideline for design of vortex multiplexing in data center applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques and Applications III
EditorsHenry J. White, Florian Moll
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510613386
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventAdvanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques and Applications III 2018 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 11 Sep 201812 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10437
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques and Applications III 2018
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period11/09/1812/09/18

Keywords

  • Data centers
  • Optical wireless communication
  • Vortex beams

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