Data Packing Pulses For Optical Fiber

IN THE QUEST TO CRAM more information onto optical fibers, researchers are experimenting with exotic light waves called solitons. These waves keep their shape over long distances by interacting with the fiber in a way that generates higher frequencies in the back of the wave and lower ones in the front. Because solitons don't spread out, they can be packed more closely together and carry more information.

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