The basic necessity of life these days is Internet. But this very important ingredient of our daily life costs us a lot and still comes at a very slow speed. Well, the remorseful days are over, thanks to the genius researchers. The latest developed technology will use the optical fibre techniques.
In a major breakthrough, researchers have successfully increased the maximum power which in turn increases the distance of transmission. At this increased distance optical signals can be sent through optical fibres which can make the internet superfast and relatively cheaper.
The latest development works towards increasing the data transmission rates for the fibre optic cables. With the increase in rate of data transmission, speed of internet will be increased exponentially. In today’s world, optical fibre serves as the backbone of the internet, cable, wireless and landline networks.
A problem faced till now was that, it was difficult to increase the power beyond a threshold level. When the power level was elevated beyond the threshold power level to increase data transmission rates in optical fibre, it used to irreparably distort the information travelling in the fibre optic cable.
Author Nikola Alic from the Qualcomm Institute at University of California – San Diego said that today’s fibre optic systems are a little like quicksand. With fibre optics, after a certain point, the more power you add to the signal, the more distortion you get, in effect preventing a longer reach. Our approach removes this power limit, which in turn extends how far signals can travel in optical fibre without needing a repeater.
Latest lab experiments showed successfully deciphered information after travelling a record-breaking 12,000 km through fibre optic cables with standard amplifiers and no repeaters. The breakthrough in this study relies on wideband “frequency combs” that the researchers developed.
In the research paper, published in journal Science, authors said that they have presented a method for leveraging the crosstalk to remove the power barrier for optical fibre.