We all know very well that currently, only optical fiber offers a transfer rate significantly higher than the maximum reaching the wireless networks. But, according to the researchers now twisted light can make wireless internet much faster than the optical fiber.

OMG! Twisted Light Can Make Wireless Internet Faster Than Fiber

The optical fiber currently offers a transfer rate significantly higher than the maximum reaching the wireless networks. It does not matter if it’s mobile or WiFi networks, but fiber optic is faster and more stable.

Now at the University of Glasgow, they are investigating on a technology data transmission wireless enabling equalize rates wired networks through the application of orbital angular momentum of light.

Orbital angular momentum of light or twisted light is a modification on the spatial distribution of the electromagnetic field. A treatment on light, as a support for data transfer, which is already applied in wired networks to improve its performance.

However, it had always been a challenge for the design of wireless networks. And these researchers have discovered a way to treat photons to eliminate interference and allow the transmitted data to be unaffected. This orbital angular momentum of light is achieved by passing the light through a special hologram.

They manage to treat light to create wireless networks as fast as fiber optics

With this ‘treatment’ on light, researchers have achieved minimum latencies, and also high reliability for data transfer over long distances. For example, a 1.6-kilometer link has been tested in Germany.

It was carried out in an urban environment, trying to find the inconvenience of the turbulence caused by the high buildings and, the transfers were successfully achieved. For the time being it has been proven that it improves the speed and stability of wireless transfers, but will this ever be used?

Well, for the moment they have to see how to deal with problems such as rain or snow. There are the multitude of elements that can impair the transfer of data about light in open spaces, but for now, an important step has been taken towards the front.

The development of this technology will continue to be investigated, but at the moment there is no deadline on its progress, much less on its implementation. It is only an important step forward in an investigation that should conclude its use in urban environments in the coming years.

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