Published on 07 Aug 2020

Assoc Prof Ranjan Singh and team developed a new photonic chip for '6G' wireless communications

Assoc Prof Ranjan Singh and his team at CDPT, The Photonics Institute have developed a new chip using a concept called Photonic Topological Insulators (PTI) that enable data transmission speeds that surpass the 5th Generation (5G) standards for telecommunications. The new photonic chip could potentially set the next '6G' standard for digital telecommunications.

Published recently in Nature Photonics, the researchers showed that their chip can transmit terahertz (THz) waves resulting in a data rate of 11 Gigabits per second (Gbit/s), which is capable of supporting real-time streaming of 4K high-definition video, and exceeds the hitherto theoretical limit of 10 Gbit/s for 5G wireless communications.

For more information, please refer to the NTU media release here.