Photon nanodetectors will increase the speed of the Internet 100 times

The team of researchers from the Melbourne Royal Technological University (RMIT) presented a new technology of high-speed information on the basis of nano-electronic detectors processing woven rays of light.

Development will allow you to increase the performance of broadband approximately 100 times. At the same time, it does not require the creation of individual networks to integrate technology, detectors are fully compatible with the existing Internet infrastructure. This is a very convenient solution, as users’ requests regularly grow, and 99% of the information passes through 1.1 million km of cables located under water.

The essence of the work of the presented nanophoton devices is that they are able to increase the transmission capacity of fiber optic cables by changing the orbital moment of light (twisting). The technology of sending such a signal, scientists presented back in 2016, but only recently created an ultra-thin detector, which is able to automatically decode woven rays, restoring their initial structure.

The image shows the transformation scheme of the light signal.

Thus, RMIT optics have developed not only technology, but also equipment for its integration. Researchers argue that with the help of their invention, existing networks can be fully upgraded in just a couple of years. In addition to gaining Wi-Fi signals, nanofotonic sensors will ensure the necessary scalability for the widespread introduction of VR / AR, Big Data and various simulators.

Researchers say that soon with the help of the Internet, AR / VR can be transferred not only video and audio, but also