Optical Computers - When Photons Replace Electrons
The electron totally dominates our current computing technology - with billions of electronic logic gates packed onto silicon chips. So if you want to build an optical computer the first thing you need to do is develop a photon logic gate.
Now research groups say they have done just that.. photon gates and light based chips.
Photons already dominate long haul data transmission (optical fiber). But a photon computer would be truly revolutionary!!!!!!
And let's not forget Quantum Mechanics. Photons are spin 1 bosons, while electrons are spin 1/2 fermions. Meaning photons play by a whole different set of rules than electrons. That opens massive opportunities.
Content written and posted by Ken Abbott firstname.lastname@example.org