Researchers from Australia have successfully tested and recorded the fastest speed of data transmission in Internet by using the optical chip is capable of loading 1,000 high-definition movies in a split second.
The research team was able to achieve data transfer rate of 44.2 terabits per second. This technology is capable of supporting simultaneous high-speed Internet connection 1.8 million homes in Melbourne, and a billion worldwide at peak periods.
Researchers have tested a new device that replaced 80 of lasers with a single instrument – micro-hundredth (micro-comb). It was implemented and tested load of the existing infrastructure.
To illustrate the effect of optical micro-honeycomb optimization of communication systems, the researchers found 76,6 km of dark fiber optic cables between one of the universities of Melbourne and its satellite campus in Clayton.
Inside of these fibers researchers placed a micro-cell, which acts as rainbow, creating hundreds of high-quality infrared lasers of the same chip. Each laser has the ability to be used as a separate communication channel.
The researchers were able to send the maximum amount of data on each channel, simulating peak usage of the Internet.
One of the authors of the study suggests that achieving such a data rate (44.2 Tbit) shows the potential of existing Australian infrastructure. The future goal of the project is to increase the current transmit hundreds of gigabytes per second to tens of terabytes per second.