Loopy Light: Rings that delay photons may advance microchips

10:14am, January 3, 2007

By linking loops of silicon on a microcircuit, researchers have taken a major stride toward using light to shuttle information within computer chips. The new approach may lead to circuitry that can manipulate exceptionally large amounts of data and introduce the delays often required for a chip to coordinate calculations and communications.

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