Next generation lasers for short-reach optical fibre communication (2019–2022)
This Project aims to develop next-generation laser systems for multimode fibre optic communication systems by
leveraging recently developed techniques for measuring and controlling the spatial properties of light. These
techniques could provide new insights into the physics of the lasers themselves, as well as overcoming
fundamental limitations which have traditionally hindered operation at high speed. Expected outcomes of this
Project would be inclusion of these techniques in the development and operation of future generations of fibre
communication systems. Creating new classes of laser systems which scale to large bit rates and enable the
historical growth in this area to be sustained into the future.