Wavelength-multiplexing system for single-mode image transmission

David Mendlovic, Javier Garcia, Zeev Zalevsky, Emanuel Marom, David Mas, Carlos Ferreira, Adolf W. Lohmann

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Abstract

The expanding use of optical communication by means of optical fibers and the situation of drastically increasing amounts of data to be transmitted urge the exploration of novel systems permitting the transmission of large amounts of spatial information by fiber with smaller spatial resolution. An optical encoding and decoding system is suggested for transmitting one- or two-dimensional images by means of a single-mode fiber. The superresolving system is based on wavelength multiplexing of the input spatial information, which is achieved with diffractive optical elements. Preliminary experimental results demonstrate the capabilities of the suggested method for the one- and two-dimensional cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8474-8480
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume36
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Nov 1997

Keywords

  • Optical communication
  • Superresolution
  • Wavelength multiplexing

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