Is 100 Mbps Fast Enough for Modern Streaming?
A team of researchers from the Royal University of Technology of Melbourne (RMIT) presented a new technology for high-speed information transfer based on nano-electronic detectors that process woven light beams.
The development will increase the performance of broadband communications by about 100 times. At the same time, the integration of the technology does not require the creation of separate networks; the detectors are fully compatible with the existing Internet infrastructure. This is a very convenient solution, since user requests are regularly growing, and 99% of information passes through 1.1 million km of cables located under water.
The essence of the presented nanophotonic devices is that they are able to increase the data transmission capacity of fiber optic cables by changing the orbital moment of light (twisting). Scientists presented the technology for sending such a signal back in 2016, but only recently created an ultra-thin detector that is able to automatically decode intertwined beams, restoring their original structure..
The picture shows the diagram light signal conversion.
Thus, opticians from RMIT have developed not only the technology, but also the equipment for its integration. The researchers claim that with their invention, existing networks can be completely modernized in just a couple of years..
In addition to amplifying Wi-Fi signals, nanophotonic sensors will provide the necessary scalability for the widespread adoption of VR / AR, big data and various simulators..
Researchers say that soon with the help of the Internet, AR / VR will be able to transmit not only video and audio, but also digital smells..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: RMIT, conectividadtota, cdn-images