Carbon Sciences Expect Graphene can Deliver as the New Age Optical Fiber in the Cloud-first World

By CIOReview | Monday, June 29, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Carbon Sciences, a developer of carbon recycling technology, commented further on its plan to develop graphene-based devices for cloud computing to enable ultrafast fiber optics communication in cloud computing infrastructure. This will unleash a global era of high-resolution video on demand, high fidelity music streaming, high volume e-commerce and many more cloud-based services.

The company's management team believes graphene-based components, such as photodetectors, fiber lasers and optical switches, will be able to overcome the speed limits of 25 Gbps of today's fiber optics with an expected speed of 50 Gbps. While signals can move at the speed of light down an optical fiber, the actual information that can be transmitted is limited by the detection speed of the photodetectors, which convert light signal into electrical signal for processing by computer chips. Recent researches have proved the efficiency of graphene as a promising material for photodetectors.

The first component that the company prepares to launch will be an ultrafast graphene photodetector. Graphene, a sheet of pure carbon that is only one atom thick, is flexible, transparent, impermeable to moisture, stronger than diamonds and more conductive than gold.

Moore's Law has enabled computers to process information at extreme high speeds. However, the speed of data movement between computers in the cloud is bottlenecked by fundamental limitations of today's fiber optics technology. By exploiting the natural breakthrough optical and electrical properties of graphene, Carbon Sciences are developing next generation fiber optics components that are ultrafast, low power and low cost.