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Scientists create terabit-per-second optical chip

Physicist Trung Duc Vo, who is developing the chip at the University of Sydney said that the chip enables optical time division multiplexing (OTDM) which can increase the efficiency and capacity of current optical systems by processing communications optically.

Most fibre networks use an electrical-optical-electrical conversion process. However Vo and Co want to manage a hundredfold increase in network speeds by abandoning the process.

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