World's fastest internet data speed recorded by the researchers.
Bill Corcoran from Monash University in Australia along with other researchers recorded a data speed of 44.2 Terabits per second (Tbps) from a single light source. They have achieved the world’s fastest internet data speed, which is enough to download 1000 HD movies within a second, using a single optical chip.
The scientists said, this speed was achieved by attaching their new device to existing fibre-optic technology. The new innovation could fast-track telecommunications capacity of countries struggling with demand on internet infrastructure.
A co-author of the study from RMIT University in Australia, namely, Arnan Mitchell said, “Initially, these would be attractive for ultra-high speed communications between data centres,”
The scientists used their new device which replaces 80 lasers with one single piece of equipment known as a Micro-Comb, which is smaller and lighter than existing telecommunication hardware. It acts like a rainbow made up of hundreds of high quality invisible, infrared lasers from a single chip.
The Scientists said that the data can be used for self-driving cars and future transportation, and it can help the medicine, education, finance and e-commerce industries, as well. This research was published in “Nature Communications”.