Optical Computers Explained
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 a research group says they have done just that.. photon gates
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.
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