posted on Jan, 10 2004 @ 03:36 AM
Light has Angular Momentum.
You can read about it in laymens terms here.
Basicly, light's angular momentum would be ideal for transmitting data long distances. Fluctuation in the momentum would make a far superior
transmitting medium then radio waves. In addition it is a medium not even being looked at.
In addition to the fact it could be used to transmit data it can also be used to focus in on light and ignore background light. A telescope that uses
this could see the light reflect off of other planets by effectivly blocking out the light from thier stars.
To my knowledge this property of light is currently being used to build a few new prototype telescopes.