Prof. Sriram Vishwanath and Prof. Seth Bank receive NSF award for research on MIMO over fiber

Friday, March 30, 2012

Profs. Bank and Vishwanath have been collaborating, together with PhD students Kumar Appaiah and Sagi Zisman, on using signal processing driven by wireless (such as MIMO OFDM) over optical fiber to improve both data rates and distances. Specifically, this technology enables a 15x improvement in performance of multi-mode fiber, and promises linear capacity gains similar to those in wireless systems over multimode fiber. The NSF has recognized the impact of this research with a grant providing seed funding for the development of a demo-board that showcases the gains from optical MIMO technology.