May 10, 2018

Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum

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A technique to manipulate electrons with light could bring quantum computing up to room temperature.

A team of researchers in Germany and at the University of Michigan have demonstrated how can shift electrons between two different , the classic 1 and 0, in a thin sheet of semiconductor.

“Ordinary electronics are in the range of gigahertz, one billion operations per second. This method is a million times faster,” said Mackillo Kira, U-M professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

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