A photonic chip transmitted 1.84 Petabits of data per second

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A project ofTechnical University of Denmark led to the creation of a chip capable of transmitting 1.84 Petabit of data in one second via a fiber optic cable. To achieve this result, the splitting of the data stream into thousands of separate channels was used, which were then transmitted without optical interference. Researchers have built what is called a photonic chip to complete data transmission with unprecedented speed.

1.84 Petabits transmitted in one second: all Internet traffic passes through a fiber optic cable

The project carried out by the Technical University of Denmark led to the transmission of 1.84 Petabits of data in one second. This is an incredible result when you consider that all Internet traffic does not reach this value.

The data stream was then transmitted in 37 sections and sent along a 7.9 kilometer long fiber optic cable. The project has therefore made it possible to reach a record transfer speed of 1.84 petabits per second, an amount of data that no PC can process in the time frame considered.

At the moment, there is still no information on possible applications of the technologies developed to carry out the experiment. Certainly, however, the tests will continue with the aim of entrusting these solutions and guaranteeing a new era for data transmission via optical fiber.

The work done by the Danish researchers confirms how the growth margins for data transmission technologies they are huge. It remains to be seen how it will be possible to exploit the knowledge acquired in order to further speed up the possibility of sending and receiving data via cable connections.