Researchers from the Technical University of Eindhoven and the University of Central Florida reported an experiment that threatens to become a milestone in the development of technology of fiber optic data transmission.
A team of scientists managed to create a new type of optical fiber, whereby throughput reached a record 255 Tb/s.
This optical fiber includes seven so-called cores in contrast to the usual options from one core to the existing cable.
In addition, scientists have implemented two additional “orthogonal measurement” for data transfer, which taken together provide such huge data rate, approximately 21 times more current.
Recall that today’s technology fiber optic data transmission provide a throughput of 4.8 Tbit/s.
The diameter of the fiber of a new type is only less than 200 microns, so that the cord is not much more than the currently used, and such impressive results allow bolder thinking about the turn of the “petabit per second”, which is planned to reach a few years later.