By changing a property called spin of the light waves that transmit information, researchers have discovered a way to not only store more information, but send it over long distances reliably.
The research comes by way of a new paper, published in this week's issue of Science. "The Internet has been growing at an exponential rate," Siddharth Ramachandran, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Boston University and co-author of the paper, told TechNewsDaily.
"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," he added.
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