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What a Switch! NIST-Led Team Develops Tiny Low-Energy Device to Rapidly Reroute Light in Computer Chips

November 15, 2019

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have developed an optical switch…
Using light patterns and a translucent cube to create a new form of computing

May 28, 2019

McMaster researchers have developed a simple and highly novel form of computing by shining patterned bands of light…
Engineers develop artificial intelligence device that identifies objects at the speed of light

August 2, 2018

Created with a 3D printer, the artificial neural network could have applications in medicine, robotics and security. A…
Trapping light that doesn't bounce off track for faster electronics

July 30, 2018

Replacing traditional computer chip components with light-based counterparts will eventually make electronic devices faster due to the wide…
NIST Chip Lights Up Optical Neural Network Demo

July 27, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made a silicon chip that distributes optical…
Vienna develops light transistor

August 20, 2013

TU Vienna has managed to turn the oscillation direction of beams of light – simply by applying an…
Optics: A step in time saves two

July 17, 2013

A technique that reduces the time to simulate the operation of active optical devices aids the design of…
Tailoring optical processors: Arranging nanoparticles in geometric patterns allows for control of light with light

May 22, 2013

Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can…
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