2.5 Terabits Per Second Downloads? Researchers Unveil Fiber Optic Transmission With a Twist! | TechWatch | Scoop.it

An international team of researchers have managed to achieve data transmission speeds of 2.5 terabits per second by “twisting” light waves. They believe the same technique could also be used for more traditional wireless transmission.


The technique involves controlling the movement of light waves in two different ways: the spin angular momentum (which is already controlled in radio wave transmissions) and the orbital angular momentum (which has not previously been controlled.)