Corkscrew Lasers set to Revolutionise Computing

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We’ve just posted the following news: Corkscrew Lasers set to Revolutionise Computing[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/08/vortex-laser-1-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Remarkable helical lasers show the way forward for computing.

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…but will they open a bottle of wine?


#3

^

With 10 times the amount of information compared to conventional lasers, this could revolutionize optical communication. I was unable to find any information as to when we can expect the technology to see practical use, but this is indeed interesting.

To further UTR’s humor on the subject, anyone else thinking the psychedelia laser would be a more fitting name? Looking at the picture from buffalo.edu, it became obvious:

:stuck_out_tongue:



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[QUOTE=UTR;2778792]…but will they open a bottle of wine?[/QUOTE]

No, but it will send the commands through to your wireless corkscrew ten times more quickly though. :wink: :bigsmile:

I still think it’s amazing though that they can force a laser to bend into a helix let alone miniaturise it to that scale.

I know light doesn’t always travel in straight lines but this seems to be pushing this to the extreme.

[B]Wombler[/B]


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[QUOTE=Wombler;2778812]No, but it will send the commands through to your wireless corkscrew ten times more quickly though. :wink: :bigsmile:

I still think it’s amazing though that they can force a laser to bend into a helix let alone miniaturise it to that scale.

I know light doesn’t always travel in straight lines but this seems to be pushing this to the extreme.[/QUOTE]

In some ways technology is moving very fast but it seems to take a long time to get into the mainstream. Also, by the time it can go mainstream it seems there is something better waiting in the wings so they stop implementation because it will be obsolete too soon.

Then again, I look at how fast technology is advancing and it seems to be going much faster than the real world can assimilate and use in a meaningful way.


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[QUOTE=UTR;2778818]In some ways technology is moving very fast but it seems to take a long time to get into the mainstream. Also, by the time it can go mainstream it seems there is something better waiting in the wings so they stop implementation because it will be obsolete too soon.

Then again, I look at how fast technology is advancing and it seems to be going much faster than the real world can assimilate and use in a meaningful way.[/QUOTE]

That’s very true but it’s always interesting to see what might be coming down the pipeline.

I’m still waiting for my quantum computer! :bigsmile:

[B]Wombler[/B]