|[January 16, 2013]
NEC and Corning Achieve Record-Breaking Results in Optical Transmission Capacity
IRVING, Texas & CORNING, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
NEC (News - Alert) Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of
advanced IT communications, managed services, biometric solutions and
carrier-class communications products for optical networks, and Corning (News - Alert)
Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), a leading provider of optical fibers, today
announced that NEC and Corning achieved record-breaking results in
transmission capacity over optical fibers. The result was reported at
the 2012 Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science XXVIII (FiO/LS) meeting.
Researchers from the NEC Labs in Princeton, NJ, and from Corning's
Sullivan Park Research Center in Corning, NY, successfully demonstrated
ultra-high speed transmission with a capacity of 1.05 Petabit/s (1015
bits per second) over novel multi-core fiber (MCF) that contains 12
single-mode and two few-mode cores by employing the advanced space
division multiplexing (SDM) scheme and optical multiple-input
multiple-output (MIMO) signal processing technique.
The fiber designed by Corning researchers has cores arranged in a
triangular lattice, which enables transmission over a large number of
spatial modes. By combining spectral multiplexing with polarizationand
spatial mode multiplexing and employing multilevel modulation formats,
NEC researchers achieved the total spectral efficiency of 109
bits/sec/Hz, while the aggregate transmission capacity was 1.050
Petabit/s, which is the highest capacity over a single optical fiber
reported so far.
"This achievement is a continuation of NEC's leadership in ultra-high
optical transmission systems. We recently demonstrated the highest
capacity over single mode optical fibers, and now we have opened new
frontiers with the highest transmission capacity over any type of
optical fibers," said Dr. Ting Wang, head of optical networking research
at NEC Laboratories America. "We are proud to lead industry efforts with
Corning and to provide solutions that will be the foundation of the next
generation of networking."
"As the foundation of telecommunications networks, optical fiber
innovation enables carriers to cost effectively keep up with
ever-growing traffic demands," said Cynthia B. Giroux, Division Vice
President and Research Director, Corning Incorporated. "This new advance
in optical fibers with 14 transmission cores is a continuation of
Corning's longstanding leadership in optical fiber innovation."
For more information about NEC Corporation of America, visit www.necam.com.
For information about NEC Labs, visit http://www.nec-labs.com/.
For information about Corning Incorporated, visit www.corning.com.
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