Scientists develop ultra-fast fiber optics

03/25/2013 | New Scientist

Researchers at the University of Southampton in the U.K. have developed optical fibers with ultra-thin glass rims, capable of sending large amounts of information at speeds more than 15,000 faster than traditional hollow fibers. "Previous fibers either have higher bandwidth but high loss, or lower loss but narrower bandwidth," said researcher Francesco Poletti. "We've achieved both in the same fiber."

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