Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/173597/what-is-the-maximum-bandwidth-possible-for-a-fiber-optic-cable/
Just how much ‘data’ could you transfer or access via a fiber optic cable? For most people, the answer to that depends on the service arrangement(s) they have with their ISP, but what if you could utilize the maximum bandwidth possible? YouTube channel Sixty Symbols presents a fascinating discussion on the topic in their latest video.
I really really really enjoy watching Professor Merrifield's video presentations. ^_^
Think we'll ever get to that speed? Or will we have quantum teleportation for our information by then?
By the rate tech is progressing, we should be having... er...
by the next couple of years.
Current tech @ 1 TB / few seconds. Imagine using that for the interconnect of your computer (instead of wires).
@dik_b: You are stating the current tech in use is 1 TB a few seconds? I thought the Prof said 1 TB in a tenth of a second. Or is he talking the about future possibilities? Either way...mind blown.
If you really think about what or how much the data needs to be converted into light, just to be transported, to travel down the cable. I love to think about tech mechanically and as a concept sometimes. It really puts the world, or better yet, the people who have made it happen into perspective.
I will have to look up more of Professor Merrifields videos if they are all as well presented as this one.
You can find more of Professor Merrifield's video presentations via the Sixty Symbols YouTube channel. Here is the link for it. ^_^
The Prof was saying in his talk that using light fiber technology it would be capable of transferring 1TB of data in a few seconds. The idea I had several years ago was to replace computer interconnects with this light based idea form the current copper wires. This would reduce internal latency to a minimum and hopefully lower power consumption as well. The major problem with doing so would be resistance from the various component makers.