Twisted Light Sends Data Through Optical Fiber for First Time

ramachandranIEEE Spectrum
Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering

For the first time beams of “twisted” light have been used to transfer data through optical fibre…

Expert quote:

“For several decades since optical fibers were deployed, the conventional assumption has been that OAM-carrying beams are inherently unstable in fibers. Our discovery, of design classes in which they are stable, has profound implications for a variety of scientific and technological fields that have exploited the unique properties of OAM-carrying light, including the use of such beams for enhancing data capacity in fibers.”

View full article