Speed-of-light computing comes a step closer

Jul 20, 2007

Computers that operate at the speed of light have come a step closer.


Essential to this quest is the need to replace electrical transistors which operate at the speed of electricity with optical transistors which are not unfeasibly power-hungry. Now Mikhail Lukin and colleagues at Harvard University have devised a light-based transistor made of semi-conducting nanowires that could be a key building block of machines that are hundreds of times faster than today's supercomputers.


Anatoly Zayats at Queen's University Belfast in the UK believes that this approach is a subtle and practical approach while John Howell, a physicist at the University of Rochester in New York, says it one of the best proposals he has seen for an optical computer.


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