CAILabs' Multi-Plane Light Conversion (MPLC) unique technology, implemented in the Aroona line, enables flexible and complete light reshaping with very limited losses. MPLC is based on a succession of transverse phase profiles, similar to very complex lenses, separated by a specific propagation distance. MPLC is a passive process, with low losses, that enables combination and reshaping of multiple light beams. Thanks to this MPLC technology, Aroona overcomes the limitation of multimode fibers by addressing selectively the fiber modes, and enables the high-performance transmissions without new fiber deployment.
Judge's comment: "This is a very innovative solution to address the lack of a standards based upgrade path for legacy installations of multimode fiber."