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Elements S1 • E48

Photonic Chips Will Change Computing Forever... If We Can Get Them Right

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Published on Apr 28, 2018

Using photons in computers instead of electrons could make light-speed computing possible, but at what cost?

This Is the End of the Silicon Chip, Here’s What’s Next - https://youtu.be/NlO9F-gl9e4

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Scientists Create Diodes Made Of Light
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scienti...
“Photonics researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have achieved the extra-ordinary by creating a diode consisting of light that can be used, for the first time, in miniaturised photonic circuits.”

10 GHz Optical Transistor Built Out Of Silicon
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/42...
“In a significant step forward for all-optical computing, physicists build a silicon transistor that works with pure light.”

The Real Reasons Nothing Can Ever Go Faster Than Light
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/201604...
“It was September 2011 and physicist Antonio Ereditato had just shocked the world. Particles – in this case, neutrinos – had travelled faster than light. According to Einstein's theories of relativity, this should not have been possible.”

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