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Monday, May 23, 2011

Amazing High Speed.

26 Tera-bytes a Second! Son of a bitch that is fast.
I can't wait for the trickle down effect of this.

Is somebody working on a laser modem yet?

Researchers have set a new record for the rate of data transfer using a single laser: 26 terabits per second.

At those speeds, the entire Library of Congress collections could be sent down an optical fibre in 10 seconds.

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.

The technique is described in the journal Nature Photonics.

The push for higher data rates in light-based telecommunications technologies has seen a number of significant leaps in recent years.

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