Illustration of New Vortex Detector (image) Harvard University Caption This illustration (not to scale) simulates the process by which an incoming complex wave can be identified and transmitted to a photodetector. Credit Image courtesy of Patrice Genevet. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.