Macquarie University researchers have developed a new glass chip, etched by 3D lasers which is essential to the creation of a 19-core optical fibre.  They  been working with Japanese, Dutch and Italian engineers and scientists on the invention.

A single 19 core fibre, the size of human hair, will be able to carry the equivalent of 17 million NBN home connections which will revolutionise communications between continents and countries.

Image: Image: Supplied – Dr Simon Goss

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Simon Goss – Macquarie University School of Engineering

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 14 June 2023