Revolutionising Optical Fibre Transmission and Networking Using the Orbital Angular Momentum of Light: ROAM

Project Details


This project relates to the topic of smart optical and wireless network technologies and its overall objective is to investigate and demonstrate the use of the orbital angular momentum (OAM) modes of light for communications and networking.

The ROAM project main goal will be to develop and demonstrate OAM-based fibre communication and networking. A 10x improvement of capacity in fibre communication, and a 10x improvement in scalability and power consumption in switching for data-centres applications are the expected outcomes, which will have a significant industrial impact for both data-centre infrastructure manufacturing and data-centre service providers.
Effective start/end date1/02/1530/04/18