US researchers report faster fibre optic transmissions
They achieve this by "predistorting" data transmitted via laser beams
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 - 5:50 AM
An OpenNet fibre optic cable (thin cable in red and blue) used in Singapore.
ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM
ONE way to understand a challenge of sending data through fibre-optic circuits is to imagine a person shouting to someone else down a long corridor. As the listener moves farther away, the words become fainter and more difficult to discern as they echo off the walls.