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Study suggests that silicon could be a photonics game-changer

ArcticDude

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New research from the University of Surrey has shown that silicon could be one of the most powerful materials for photonic informational manipulation—opening up new possibilities for the production of lasers and displays.

While computer chips' extraordinary success has confirmed silicon as the prime material for electronic information control, silicon has a reputation as a poor choice for photonics; there are no commercially available silicon light-emitting diodes, lasers or displays.

Now, in a paper published by Light: Science and Applications journal, a Surrey-led international team of scientists has shown that silicon is an outstanding candidate for creating a device that can control multiple light beams


 



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Isn't it weird how not long ago you shared how gallium could be used for high efficient computer chips. And now you are sharing silicon for laser non linear optics. Roles reversed
 




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