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Lucent Technologies' Experimental 'No-Fiber Optical Data Link' Sets World Record For Free-Space Info Transmission

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November 19, 1998
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Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs)
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Scientists and engineers from Bell Labs, the research and development arm of Lucent Technologies, have demonstrated an innovative "no-fiber optical data link" and set a world record -- transmitting 2.5 gigabits (billion bits) of information per second, error free, through 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) of free space (air).

MURRAY HILL, N.J. - Scientists and engineers from Bell Labs, the research and development arm of Lucent Technologies, have demonstrated an innovative "no-fiber optical data link" and set a world record -- transmitting 2.5 gigabits (billion bits) of information per second, error free, through 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) of free space (air).


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Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs). "Lucent Technologies' Experimental 'No-Fiber Optical Data Link' Sets World Record For Free-Space Info Transmission." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 November 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981119073442.htm>.
Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs). (1998, November 19). Lucent Technologies' Experimental 'No-Fiber Optical Data Link' Sets World Record For Free-Space Info Transmission. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981119073442.htm
Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs). "Lucent Technologies' Experimental 'No-Fiber Optical Data Link' Sets World Record For Free-Space Info Transmission." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981119073442.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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