New Type Of Radio Wave Discovered

twisted radio waves

A new type of radio wave has been discovered that uses “orbital angular momentum” of the waves which gives them a “twist”. Basically this gives the radio waves an extra dimension which in turn will enable the passage of greater amounts of information. Coming at a time when even the ionosphere is almost packed jam with television, radio and digital information this new wave will bring greater capacity. More and faster – well I wonder what Tesla would have thought about this. Absolutely amazing stuff.

The parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that are used for all three are split up in roughly the same way, with a spread of frequencies allotted to each channel. Each one contains a certain, limited amount of information-carrying capacity: its bandwidth.

As telecommunications have proliferated through the years, the spectrum has become incredibly crowded, with little room left for new means of signal transmission, or for existing means to expand their bandwidths.

But Bo Thide of Swedish Institute of Space Physics and a team of colleagues in Italy hope to change that by exploiting an entirely new physical mechanism to fit more capacity onto the same bandwidth….Read more



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