Alcatel en Gore melden in opperste blijheid dat zij de wereld een 10 Gigabit verbinding over een 500 meter glasvezel touwtje hebben gedemonstreerd:
Paris, March 7, 2000 - For the first time, Alcatel and Gore have demonstrated serial 10Gb/s transmission over 500m of 62.5 µm multimode fiber with an 850nm VCSEL.
To date, 10Gb/s transmission has only been demonstrated across 50µm multimode fibers. While confirming these results with 50/125, Alcatel and Gore have also shown the potential for 10Gb/s transmission across 62.5 µm multimode fiber, to satisfy the requirements to date under consideration by the committee IEEE 802.ae on the next evolution of Local Area Networks. In particular, 10Gbit/s Ethernet across a minimum of 300m of new generation of multimode fiber.
"850 nm VCSELs have proven to be the lowest cost laser source for Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel", says Dave Welch, Business Leader at Gore. "Our work with Alcatel demonstrates that VCSELs operating at 10 Gb/s can be used with laser-optimized, multimode fiber to address next generation LAN applications like 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Gore is working with leading companies like Alcatel to help develop standard, low cost 10 Gb/s solutions."
The fiber tested is part of the Alcatel's new generation of multimode fibers**. Optimized in the 850 nm window and associated with a prototype high speed 10Gb/s VCSEL from W.L. Gore and Associates. This fiber confirms, once again, that a multimode fiber coupled with a VCSEL source technology is an economic solution meeting the ever increasing demand for bandwidth in future Local Area Networks.
According to Armand DEDIEU, director of the multimode unit of the fiber product line of Alcatel, " these results are extremely encouraging as they demonstrate Alcatel's initiative to provide solutions that meet our customers needs. Both now, with 1Gb/s Ethernet using our new enhanced multimode fiber and for the future at 10Gb/s. These results confirm our dedication to fulfill the requirements of an increasingly demanding market".
Thanks mnijhof voor de tip.