Fiber optics allow you to send large amounts of data at tremendous speed. However, they are not universal, because they require expensive equipment and accessories, so they are practically used by only large companies. With the Qualcomm Institute specialists, the popularity of this form of data transfer may soon increase.
The San Diego-based Qualcomm Institute’s engineers have developed a new technology that not only exceeds optical fiber transmission limits, but also allows them to be sent over long distances without the need for costly hardware.
It should be clarified that optical fibers have some limitations in terms of signal strength, which allow the transmission of data over longer distances. It can not be increased indefinitely, because at some point there are interferences that make the transmitted data impossible to decode properly, so they become useless. This makes the fiber every 96 km must be equipped with professional optical signal regenerators, which in turn greatly increases the cost of such links.
However, the researchers managed to circumvent this obstacle and synchronize the frequencies of the various fiber channels. This enabled the transmission of information at a record distance of 12,000 kilometers, without the need for signal regenerators.…