Processadores ópticos a caminho!
A IBM anunciou que conseguiu criar um chip que pode reduzir a velocidade da luz a 1/300 de sua velocidade normal, o que abre espaço para o desenvolvimento de processadores ópticos
"IBM has created a chip that can slow down light, the latest advance in an industrywide effort to develop computers that will use only a fraction of the energy of today's machines.
The chip, called a photonic silicon waveguide, is a piece of silicon dotted with arrays of tiny holes. Scattered systematically by the holes, light shown on the chip slows down to 1/300th of its ordinary speed of 186,000 miles per second. In a computer system, slower light pulses could carry data rapidly, but in an orderly fashion. The light can be further slowed by applying an electric field to the waveguide."
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