Laser puts record data rate through fiber | The Future of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers have set a new record for the rate of data transfer using a single laser: 26 terabits per second.

 

At those speeds, the contents of nearly 1,000 high-definition DVDs could be sent down an optical fibre in a second.

 

The trick is to use what is known as a "fast Fourier transform" to unpick more than 300 separate colours of light in a laser beam, each encoded with its own string of information.

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald