Category: Siddarth Ramachandran

Twisted Light Sends Data Through Optical Fiber for First Time

IEEE 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 […]

In search of a breakthrough on the fiber optics front

Boston Globe (subscription required) Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering It is only a matter of time before the data pipes that connect us to our social networks, work e-mail, and the Internet’s vast repository of useful and useless information fill up… Expert quote: “The road map, when we look at all the demand for bandwidth, […]

New tech could boost Internet bandwidth

AFP Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering A new fiber optic technology could increase Internet bandwidth capacity by sending data along light beams that twist like a tornado rather than move in a straight line, scientists say… Expert quote: “Our discovery, of design classes in which they are stable, has profound implications for a variety of […]

Developing new technology to alleviate the coming bandwidth bottleneck

Boston.com Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering It’s only a matter of time before the data pipes that connect us to our social networks, work e-mail, and the Internet’s vast repository of useful and useless information fill up… Expert quote: “Each of these ‘colors’ tends to put out five to 10 terabits per second of information. […]

Researchers Cram More Info into Fiber Optics

TechNews Daily Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering Fiber-optic cables that deliver Internet service are almost filled to the brim with data, but a novel experiment has demonstrated that they may be able to carry much more… Expert quote: “Fiber-optic transmission lines and fiber-optic communications have been the backbone that serves this bandwidth, but unfortunately, it […]

‘Corkscrew’ light could turbocharge Internet

Nature Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering Twisty beams of light could boost the traffic-carrying capacity of the Internet, effectively adding new levels to the information superhighway, suggests research published today in Science… Expert quote: “We showed a new degree of freedom in which we could transmit information.” View full article