Being twisted is not always a bad thing

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'Twisted light' idea makes for terabit rates in fibre
By Jason Palmer
Science and technology reporter, BBC News

A novel way of boosting data rates in optical communication using "twisted light" has been shown to work in optical fibres.
The light is effectively corkscrew-shaped, and more data can be encoded in differently twisted beams.
The concept had been shown off over "free space" but it remained unclear if it would work in fibres.
Now a team reporting in Science has demonstrated data rates of 1.6 terabits per second over 1km of optical fibre.

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According to a friend of mine, that technique has been around since at least 2004, most likely longer, just not used in a mainstream environment... :)
 

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This is not the same as the noise cancelling system with two light sources then ?
 
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