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Researchers Set New Speed Record with 100TB/sec Optical Connections

Written on May 02, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Speed standards have been redefined anew, as researchers hit the 100 terabit per second benchmark.

Although the commercial needed for it is yet to be realized, two separate researchers just announced that they’ve hit a record of 100 terabit of information per second through a single optic fiber. Downloading will never be the same again if these go mainstream.

Dayou Qian of NEC Laboratories in Princeton New Jersey and Jun Sakaguchi of Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Tokyo have reported to have reached the 100 terabit benchmark. Both have used different methods: Dayou Qian squeezed light pulses from 370 separate lasers into one pulse, while Jun Sakaguchi utilizes seven light-guiding cores in a fiber — with each core carrying 15.6 terabit per second.

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