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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Scientist Develop First Anti-Laser, Bring us Closer to Optical Computing

Scientist at Yale University have successfully created a device that can trap laser light.

Test show that the device, which bounces  a certain wavelength of laser light between two pieces of silicon, essential dissipating it's power to nothing, can absorb 99.4% of all incoming laser light.

The cool thing here is that, since it only works on one wavelength, it's capable of being turned on and off. Which makes the Anti laser a good candidate for creating optical logic gates, the stepping stones to all other forms of computing.

This is an important step for computer science, I'm anxious to see how long before they can make processors and memory out of this tech.

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