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“Twisted Light” Carry 2.5 Terabits per Second

“Twisted Light” Carry 2.5 Terabits per Second

Posted on 26 Jun 2012 at 9:03am

Fiber optic cables were a sure improvement on regular copper wires. Using light, fiber optics, now used in telecommunications across the world, transferred data faster and more efficiently, not to forget that it could pack in more data than copper wires.

Twisted light beams have opened the door for wireless communication 85,000 times faster than broadband Internet speeds. The breakthrough could allow NASA missions or military space satellites to exchange data at ultrahigh speeds.

Lab tests have shown how twisted laser beams can transmit data at speeds up to 2.56 terabits per second — roughly the equivalent of…