Reinventing the light switch: logic with photons

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Physics Colloquium, University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Lowell, MA)

Presentation Slides: 

Future computers and communications systems will require extremely fast logic operations that cannot be achieve efficiently using electronics. By using nonlinear optical materials with nano-scale structuring, we will show how to replace these “slow” electrons with photons to achieve logic operations on an ultrafast time scale.