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Optical or photonic computing uses photons produced by lasers or diodes for computation. For decades, photons have promised to allow a higher bandwidth than the electrons used in conventional computers. Most research projects focus on replacing current computer components with optical equivalents, resulting in an ...


Feb 29, 2016 ... Optical computing could be the future of processing -- so why is it taking so long to replace electricity with ...


Jun 30, 2017 ... The idea of building a computer that uses light rather than electricity goes back more than half a century. “Optical computing” has long promised faster performance while consuming much less energy than conventional electronic computers. The prospect of a practical optical computer has languished, ...


Jan 2, 2017 ... The experimental 1000-component optical processor is made for challenges like the “traveling salesman problem”


Dec 7, 2017 ... Optical computers would be extremely fast, more energy efficient, and could store far more information than electronic ones.


What Is an Optical Computer? An optical computer is a computer that performs its computation with photons as opposed to the more traditional electron-based computation. There are two different types of optical computers. ▫ Electro-Optical Hybrid computers. ▫ Pure Optical computers ...


Important step toward computing with light. Research at MIT produces long- sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips. November 23, 2011 ...


An 'optical computer' is a device that uses visible light or infrared (IR) beams, rather than electric current, to perform digital computations.


Oct 29, 2015 ... The concept of optical computing is reintroduced with an important new twist [ mdash] optical computing not as a digital machine, but as an analog engine able to serve as a hardware accelerator for existing electronic computers.