Talking theoretical max here. Petabits per second or more.
Nobody really knows for certain.
Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Fiber maximum throughout
Singlemode fiber supports, as it's name indicates, one fundamental mode,
which consists of two orthogonal polarization modes.
How many different modes can you put on a fiber???
Multimode fibers support more than 100 modes.
The problem is, we don't have the MIMO technology to deal with more than a
few modes, so can't just use multimode fiber with all it's modes.
Most research concentrates of so called few-mode fibers with a total of
six polarization and spatial modes.