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Ten times more throughput on optic fibers

Optical fibers carry data in the form of pulses of light over distances of thousands of miles at amazing speeds. They are one of the glories of modern telecommunications technology. However, their capacity ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Scientists twist light to send data

(Phys.org) -- A multi-national team led by USC with researchers hailing from the U.S., China, Pakistan and Israel has developed a system of transmitting data using twisted beams of light at ultra-high speeds ...

Jun 25, 2012
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A sonic boom in the world of lasers

It was an idea born out of curiosity in the physics lab, but now a new type of ‘laser’ for generating ultra-high frequency sound waves instead of light has taken a major step towards becoming a unique and highly useful ...

Jun 17, 2009
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