Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Sets Optical Transmission Record - 31 Tbps over 7,200 km

Alcatel-Lucent announced a new performance/distance record for optical transmission. Researchers from Bell Labs have successfully sent 31 Terabits-per-second (Tbps) over a single fiber over a distance of 7200 km.  The test achieved with a distance between amplifiers of 100 km.

The test used 200 Gbps single-carrier data channels in a DWDM system with 155 channels in a 50 GHz frequency grid.

Details of the experiment were presented in a post-deadline paper presented earlier this month at Opto-Electronic Communication Conference (OECC) conference in Japan.