High-Frequency Traders Push Closer to Light Speed With Cutting-Edge Cables

High-frequency traders are using hollowcore fibre technology to speed up their systems by billionths of a second, the latest move in a technological arms race to execute stock trades as quickly as possible.


Prof. Francesco Poletti explains how hollowcore fibre developed at the ORC (University of Southampton) matches or even beats the transparency of solid-core fibres in key wavelengths outside of the telecommunications band, where glass is most transparent. Read the IEEE Spectrum article here.

Hollowcore Optical Fibre Outperforms Standard Fibre at Shorter Wavelengths

On 27th November 2020, a paper was published in Nature Communications highlighting that NANF hollowcore fibre produced at the ORC (University of Southampton) can outperform standard fibres at short wavelengths. Find out more about this research here

Connecting the UK- Made in the UK.

The Photonics Leadership Group have outlined their vision of digitally compressing the UK. This means bringing regions up to 30% closer together, whilst doubling UK hardware content in networks and halving the UK digital carbon impact. Find out more here

OFC 2020: Hollowcore fibre advances towards exceeding telecom fibre limit

Researchers from the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics at the University of Southampton, UK submitted a post deadline paper at the OFC in 2020. The paper highlights their latest findings in what they call “a new leap in hollowcore fibre performance” and involved close collaboration with Lumenisity.

Find out more about this paper here.

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