First demonstration of one petabit per second network node: Gathering the latest advancements in optical fiber telecommunications technology towards practical petabit-class backbone networks

ScienceDaily | Oct 17, 2019 at 4:31 PM
  • This demonstration made use of state-of-the-art large-scale and low-loss optical switches based on MEMS technology, three types of next-generation spatial-division multiplexing fibers, and included the routing of signals with capacities from 10 Terabit per second to 1 Petabit per second.
  • As such, the results of this demonstration were acknowledged by the scientific community with a post-deadline presentation at the 45th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2019).
  • Petabit-class transmission requires petabit-class switching technologies to manage and reliably direct large amounts of data through complex networks.