Twisted radio waves increase transmitted channel density infinitely (at least in…

By | March 6, 2012
Twisted radio waves increase transmitted channel density infinitely (at least in theory)

Cool! "…potentially infinite number of channels to be broadcast and received." That puts an end to limited wireless information transfer speeds. Now we only need to find a way to produce and receive infinite amounts of data per time unit…

/via +John Kellden

Reshared post from +Tony Lawrence

Now this just bends my mind..

"Within reasonable economic boundaries, one can think about using five orbital angular momentum states, from -5 (counter-clockwise) up to 5 (clockwise), including untwisted waves. In this instance, we can have 11 channels in one frequency band.

"It is possible to use multiplexing, like in digital TV, on each of these to implement even more channels on the same states, which means one could obtain 55 channels in the same frequency band," said Tamburini.

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