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Terabit Communication Research

2018-11-14  |  1 min read 

Research is underway to increase the data throughput for existing optical fiber long haul communication to 400Gbps, 1 Tbps and beyond.

There are three parameters available to maximize the data rate:  the symbol rate, the number of carriers and the constellation size of the applied complex modulation format; as shown in the picture below.

 

Requirements for terabit data transmission

 

Choosing the right parameter set may be a challenge. For achieving the research breakthrough, higher performance instrumentation with low noise floors, high effective number of bits and tight channel synchronization is needed.

A new webcast discusses the different scaling options for increasing data rates including the associated pitfalls.

It shows how to address specific measurement challenges with next-generation high-bandwidth oscilloscope and optical modulation analyzer solutions.

View webcast.