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Twisted light could dramatically boost internet speeds

Twisted light could dramatically boost internet speeds

Fibre optics allow for the communication of data at the speed of light. But the amount of data that can be sent along any optic fibre is limited by how much information you can encode into the light wave travelling through it. Currently, optic fibre technology uses several different properties of light to encode information, including brightness, colour, polarisation and direction of propagation.