255 terabits/s has been achieved.
Scientist at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and the University of Central Florida (CREOL) have demonstrated data transmission record of 255 terabits/s over a new type of fiber which could push the limit of communication networks.
The finding which has been published in the journal Nature Photonics claimed that the new method of data transmission could push the bandwidth limit 21 times more than the currently available in communication networks.
The new fibre has seven different cores through which the light can travel, instead of one in current fibre networks.
According to scientists the data will travel in seven-lane highway compared to an existing one way road which can transmit 4-8 Terabits/s.
The research team was led by Dr. Chigo Okonkwo, an assistant professor in the Electro-Optical Communications (ECO) research group at TU/e and Dr. Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, a research assistant professor in Micro-structured fibres at CREOL.
Dr. Chigo Okonkwo said: "At less than 200 microns in diameter, this fibre does not take noticeably more space than conventional fibres already deployed."
"These remarkable results, supported by the European Union Framework 7, MODEGAP, definitely give the possibility to achieve Petabits/s transmission, which is the focus of the European Commission in the coming 7 year Horizon 2020 research programme."
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