Title

Degrees of freedom of OAM-based communication systems

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

This paper studies the degrees of freedom (DOF) of a line-of-sight communication system employing OAM-based orthogonal multiplexing. Analytical expressions of the DOF number are obtained with or without the requirement of OAM-carrying waves. It is found that the DOF number of an OAM-based system strongly depends on the relative sizes between the transmitter and the receiver. It is also found that the DOF number of an OAM-based system is less than that of a comparable system not restricted to using OAM-carrying waves, suggesting that OAM-based multiplexing does not offer any additional performance benefits over traditional spatial multiplexing techniques.

Recommended Citation

J. Xu, "Degrees of freedom of OAM-based communication systems," 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, 2017, pp. 1157-1158, doi: 10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8072621.

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