A breakthrough by EPFL researchers could improve the data throughput of worldwide optical fiber networks (Photo: Shutterstock)
EPFL scientists Luc Thévenaz and Camille Brès made the breakthrough using "Nyquist sinc pulses"
As the volume of data carried around the world via optical fibers continues to increase, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) have found a way to increase data throughput capacity by ten times. Because it is based on changing the shape of light pulses to reduce the space between, the breakthrough would work on existing optical fiber infrastructure.
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