Encoding technology could revolutionize fiber-optic networks

04/8/2013 | Gizmag

New encoding technology that packs data channels closer together theoretically could transmit all the world's online traffic on a single fiber. The development by Australia's Centre for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems could work with existing networks and because of this, the "technology could be translated to the consumer quite quickly," said one of the researchers, Liang Du of the Monash Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering.

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