Australian researchers record the fastest internet speed of 44.2 terab
Researchers at Monash and RMIT Universities of Australia have successfully tested the world's fastest Internet data speeds with a single optical chip. They recorded a data speed of 44.2 terabytes per second from a single light source, which is as much as downloading a thousand high-definition movies in a second. This technology is being seen as a game-changer at a time when billions of people are working from home and there is a lot of pressure on the internet. It is being claimed that it has the potential to provide speed to the worldwide telecommunications capacity.
This technology can provide 1.8 million homes in Melbourne (Australia) with high-speed Internet connections at the same time. Such performance is usually limited to a laboratory but, for this study, the researchers obtained such data speeds using existing communication infrastructure where they were able to load-test the network efficiently. They tested the transmission over 76.6 kilometers of optical fiber between RMIT's Melbourne City Campus and Monash University's Clayton Campus.
He used a new device. In which, replacing 80 lasers, which used only one instrument, which is called a micro comb. It is smaller and lighter than existing communication hardware. This is the first time a micro-comb has been used in field trials and produces the most data from a single optical chip.
Dr. Bill Corcoran, the co-lead author, and lecturer in electrical and computer systems engineering at Monash University said that we have currently got an idea of how the infrastructure for the Internet will take hold in two to three years, as unprecedented numbers of people The Internet is used for remote work, socializing and streaming. And it's not just Netflix that researchers are talking about here. Corcoran explained that we use communication networks on a much larger scale. This data can be used for self-driving cars and future transportation and can help the pharmaceutical, education, finance, and e-commerce industries.
Gigabytes to Terabytes will Capacity
In the future this project will increase the useful capacity of current transmitters from hundreds of gigabytes per second to several terabytes, without increasing size, weight, or cost. Armin Mitchell, the eminent professor at RMIT said- Long-term, we hope to make integrated photonic chips that can be able to achieve such data rates through existing optical fiber links with minimal cost. Initially, these would be attractive for ultra-high-speed communication between data centers. "However, we can imagine this technology to be sufficiently low cost and compact that it can be deployed for commercial use by the general public in cities around the world," Mitchell said.