Proc. SPIE. 9774, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems V
KEYWORDS: Digital signal processing, Modulation, Laser processing, Multiplexing, Single mode fibers, Telecommunications, Optical communications, Beam shaping, Local area networks, Multiplexers, Demultiplexers, Plutonium
Multi-Plane Light Conversion enables novel beam shaping devices, including spatial multiplexers. After a presentation of the achievable performances of these spatial multiplexers, which can combine 10 spatial modes with cross-talk below -22 dB and insertion loss below 4 dB, we review the performances of Multi-Plane Light Con-version in multiple application cases. These application cases include mode-multiplexed optical ampliﬁcation, high-power beam shaping and combining and LAN ﬁber capacity upgrade.