Novel multicore fiber design enables 10E15 bits per second.
Optical communications and IT services provider NEC Corp. of America and fiber developerCorning Inc., have announced what they are calling “record-breaking results in transmission capacity over optical fibers”.
The result was first reported at the OSA’s Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science XXVIII (FiO/LS) meeting, held in October 2012.
The partners commented, “As the foundation of telecommunications networks, optical fiber innovation enables carriers to cost effectively keep up with ever-growing traffic demands.”
Researchers from the NEC Labs in Princeton, NJ, USA, and from Corning’s Sullivan Park Research Center in Corning, NY, successfully demonstrated ultra-high speed transmission with a capacity of 1.05 petabit/s (1015 bits per second) over novel multi-core fiber that contains 12 single-mode and two few-mode cores by employing the advanced space division multiplexing scheme and optical multiple-input multiple-output signal processing technique.