New Technology Allows Connection of 26 Terabits Per Second

Researchers at the University of Karlsrushe in Germany, beat the world record for data transfer to achieve the remarkable mark of 26 terabits per second using a single laser beam into a fiber optic cable – speed equivalent to transfer the contents of 700 DVDs in time you take to say “I want”.
According to the researcher Wolfgang Freude, co-author of the experiment, this performance was obtained with the use of a technique called “fast Fourier transform”, in which a single light beam is divided into 325 different colors that carry their own sequence information. The previous record belonged to the same team, which last year managed to reach the milestone of 10 Tbps in their laboratories.

The team fabricated two optical processors capable of reading the encoded information of lasers. “26 terabits per second are able to simultaneously transmit up to 400 million calls or all contents of the library of the US Congress in 10 seconds”, adds the researcher.

“So far the only limiting the optical fiber for transfer speeds are the amount of available lasers” full Freude, saying that “networks of 100 Tbps have been demonstrated by other laboratories”. “But the difference is that we told with just a single laser, while these other experiments had 370, which is incredibly expensive and costly,” he recalls”. In his view, the creation of your team is an important step toward “a new generation of high-speed internet for the future.”