MODE-GAP, the European collaborative R&D project, has been officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records for achieving the highest data transmission rate over hollow-core optical fibre. Supported within the
Collaborating within the MODE-GAP project, scientists and engineers have successfully achieved the world's highest data transmission rate of 57.6Tb/s (gross rate of 73.7Tb/s) over hollow core optical fibre on Coriant's testbed facility. This record is an astoundingly 50 times faster than the previous record.
Steering the success of the collaboration, Project Manager Dr.
The project has also made major achievements and world firsts in other areas of its work in pushing high capacity transmission networks, including the first field trial of SDM with live traffic. MODE-GAP is continuing to explore cutting edge solutions to develop the next generation internet infrastructure with a primary goal of increasing the traffic handling capability of optical networks. The project has been highly successful in that it has now been extended for a further 6 months to explore additional enhancements.
The record, which was previously acknowledged at the OFC conference in March, has followed a number of records achieved by MODE-GAP. In recent years, MODE-GAP achieved record transmission results over hollow core photonic band gap fibres for transmission in the 2000nm region, offering increased bandwidth opportunities. The project also achieved success in the areas of Spatial Division Multiplexing (SDM) multimode fibres, from basic fibre and components development through to subsystems and full system validation.
Such research areas have been investigated thoroughly and driven by key European organisations, industry organisations and academia* collaborating on the project with the main objective of providing solutions to combat the capacity crunch.
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*Key organisations comprising MODE-GAP include the
MODE-GAP is a key project seeking to provide
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