The developed nanowire is thousand times thinner than a human hair says a combined research team from Swinburne University of Technology and the Australian National University. They have engineered it in a special type of glass named “chalcogenide”.
A doctoral student Elisa Nicoletti, who led the research, says this photonic chip is the initial aim of the Centre for Ultra high bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) and some other instantiations including six universities.
According to a Swinburne statement, the Internet is connected by miles of optic fibre cables and electronic routers, which work at much slower speeds than the optic cables and slow down the system.
Researchers hope ‘photonic chip’ is going to solve the problem. It will power ultra fast telecom networks through which information will be transferred at the speed of light.