Silicon photonics was a major theme at SPIE Photonics. The technology, still under development, would use light rather than an electric current to carry information. This already exists in the form of the fiber optics which deliver a superfast internet. Applied to computers, it soon could lead to quantum computing at heretofore unbelievable speeds.
DirectIndustry e-magazine met with LETI, the French research institute for electronics and information technologies, to discuss how silicon photonics is transforming computing and how it could revolutionize the digital world.
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