Category: Siddarth Ramachandran

Twisted Light Sends Data Through Optical Fiber for First Time

July 2nd, 2013 in 2013, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering

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

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“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.”

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‘Twisted light’ idea makes for terabit rates in fibre

July 1st, 2013 in 2013, BBC, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering

A novel way of boosting data rates in optical communication using “twisted light” has been shown to work in optical fibres…

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A New Twist That Could Speed the Internet

July 1st, 2013 in 2013, Business Week, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering

What strands of copper were to the 19th century, strands of glass are to the 21st…

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“Our discovery has profound implications for a variety of scientific and technological fields.”

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In search of a breakthrough on the fiber optics front

July 1st, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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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…

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“The road map, when we look at all the demand for bandwidth, essentially says at some point we have to get to 1 million terabits per second — in the next 10 to 20 years.”

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New tech could boost Internet bandwidth

June 30th, 2013 in 2013, AFP, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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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…

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“Our discovery, of design classes in which they are stable, has profound implications for a variety of scientific and technological fields.”

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Developing new technology to alleviate the coming bandwidth bottleneck

June 27th, 2013 in 2013, Boston.com, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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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…

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“Each of these ‘colors’ tends to put out five to 10 terabits per second of information. That’s about eight Blu-ray DVD’s every second. The road map, when we look at all the demand for bandwidth, essentially says at some point we have to get to 1 million terabits per second—in the next 10 to 20 years.”

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Researchers Cram More Info into Fiber Optics

June 27th, 2013 in 2013, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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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…

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“Fiber-optic transmission lines and fiber-optic communications have been the backbone that serves this bandwidth, but unfortunately, it has not been growing as fast as the demand has been growing.”

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‘Corkscrew’ light could turbocharge Internet

June 27th, 2013 in 2013, College of Engineering, Nature, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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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…

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“We showed a new degree of freedom in which we could transmit information.”

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The Future of Fiber Optics? It’s Sapphire

August 13th, 2012 in 2012, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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Siddarth Ramachandran, College of Engineering

Clemson University researchers are taking common materials to uncommon places by transforming easily obtainable and affordable materials into fiber…

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