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New material sets stage for all-optical computing

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 4 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Researchers have made a new material that can be used to guide waves of light, a breakthrough that could lead to ultra-fast computing. Georgia Tech scientists are using specially designed organic dyes that can process and redirect light without the need to be converted to electricity first. Using an optical-router could lead to transmission speeds as high as 2000 gigabits per second, five times faster than current technology.

'For this class of molecules, we can with a high-degree of reliability predict where the molecules will have both large optical nonlinearities and low two-photon absorption,' said Marder."

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