Electronic chips that currently process data transmitted through optic fibers are actually a disability as they bring data speeds down to a crawl. Researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia have developed an alternative to electronic chips. Their
chalcogenide glass photonic chip
is more congruous to optic fibers as it allows optical data processing.
The new chip will help push internet speeds to an astounding 640 Gbps or 80 GBps – about 100 times faster than today’s networks. And this prodigious boost in internet speeds isn’t supposed to add any extra financial burden on users. Scientists expect the first of these optical chips to see action in about five years from now.
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