Researchers at Australia’s RMIT University have made a breakthrough that could see internet speeds soon becoming 100 times faster.
Current fibre-optic technology carries information on pulses of light through optical fibres. But the Australian researchers found by twisting the light into a spiral transmission, the speed is radically increased. “It’s like DNA, if you look at the double helix spiral,” says Professor Min Gu, who led the team. “The more you can use angular momentum the more information you can carry.”