Thomas BRADLEY  (Eindhoven University of Technology)

High Capacity Data Transmission with Space Division Multiplexing.

There is current and ongoing exponential growth in internet traffic. Such scaling requires an exponential increase in the amount of single mode fibre deployed to support this traffic and which combined with the approach of the Shannon capacity limit requires the development of novel technology to address this challenge. Space division multiplexing (SDM) using few mode, multi-core and/or few mode multi-core fibres have potential for ultra-high capacity data transmission. Here, I present our work in developing SDM technology and characterisation tools for ultra-high capacity data transmission. In addition, I present an emerging technology, Hollow Core Fibres as a potential revolutionary technology for low latency high-capacity data transmission.