July 1, 2013
Boston University and USC researchers have developed a novel type of ﬁber optic line that allows them to encode data in a whole new way called “orbital angular momentum (OAM),” using the way light waves corkscrew as they travel. It could vastly increase data transmission rates.
Optics researchers have encoded information this way for more than a decade in open air. However, they were not able to do it… read more