Smaranika Swain

Name of Guide : Dr. Deepa Venkitesh

Year of Joining: 2013

Research Topic: High capacity optical communication systems using mode division multiplexing

Position: MS-PhD Dual Degree


  • Pursued B.Tech in Electronics and Communication at National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur.

Current Research:

The increasing requirement of bandwidth has resulted in pushing the capacity of a single mode fiber by utilizing advanced modulation formats and polarization multiplexing. Shannon's channel capacity theorem extrapolated for including non-linearity in optical fiber puts an upper bound on the amount of data transmission a fiber can support at a given spectral efficiency. The use of space division multiplexing is considered to be the next big step towards the increase in bandwidth in long haul and access networks includes multi core and/or few mode fibers. In case of few mode fiber data to be transported is modulated in the fundamental and few higher order modes resulting in mode division multiplexing.This work aims at addressing the challenges involved in experimental demonstration, development of DSP algorithms to mitigate cross-talk and demonstration of enhancement of bandwidth in data transmission.


1. “Measurement of dierential modal group delay of a few-mode ber using a Fourier domain mode-locked laser”in Optics Leters, Varun Kelkar, Smaranika Swain, and Deepa Venkitesh, 43, 2165-2168, 2018

2. “Partially Degenerate Inter-Modal Four Wave Mixing Studies in Few-Mode Fiber in an AllFiber Conguration”,oral presentation in Asia Communications & Photonics conference, S. Swain, V. Kelkar, D. Venkitesh, 2017, Guangzhou, China.

3. “Measurement of dierential modal group delay of few-mode bers using four-wave mixing”in Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems VII, Varun Kelkar, Smaranika Swain, Deepa Venkitesh Guifang Li; Xiang Zhou, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 10561 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2018), 105610E.